Sermon "Skill in Your Hand & God in Your Heart"

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

You're not lucky, you're blessed!

Happy St. Patrick's day! Do you know the story behind that? Well, St. Patrick was born in Great Britain in the 5th century AD. At 16, he was captured by Irish raiders and taken to Ireland to live as a slave. He escaped, but later became a Catholic Bishop and returned to Ireland to lead the Irish to Christ.


St. Patrick used a plant common in Ireland, the shamrock (we typically know as a clover), to teach the lost souls of Ireland about the Trinity, the three persons of God in one. Through his dedication to his call to witness to the lost, and his simple, yet effective methods of sharing the gospel, St. Patrick to this day endures as the champion for taking Christianity to Ireland.


Over the centuries, people all over the world have come to celebrate the story of St. Patrick. However, it has been blended with other Irish traditions, like the folklore of the leprechaun, and the shamrock has been reduced to a symbol of luck.

If you are having a hard time understanding the concept of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as three persons in one Godhead, just think of the shamrock. Remember, all we have to do is call out in faith to God, and you will have the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit on your side. The Father who is the creator of all, the Son who is the savior of all, and the Holy Spirit who gives power to all. And when you do, you will know that you are not lucky...you are blessed!

3 comments:

  1. This is good, I never knew the real story behind St. Patrick and you are right, we are not lucky, just blessed.

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  2. Cool! You learn something new every day!

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  3. Thanks for sharing this story with us. I never knew the true meaning behind St. Patty's Day. Thanks!

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