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Lillian Hinds: There is a God in Israel (2 Kings 5:1-15)
Lillian Hinds, pastor of Meadow Oaks Baptist Church in Temple, Texas, tells the harrowing tale of a young girl captured in a raid and made a slave. The girl may have been young and powerless, but she wasn’t too young for faith. God determined she had enough faith to put it to the test. Though her name isn’t recorded, one of the most important stories in the Bible turns on her and her faith in the God in Israel. The manuscript for this sermon is available here.
But there is one more person in our story; she’s easy to forget. The little servant girl. We don’t know her name, her family name, her tribe or where she is from. We do know that she is doomed to a life of servitude in a foreign country and that if her family is alive, she will never see them again. This little girl is a slave, she is property, a spoil of war. She can’t claim anything as her own, not the clothes on her back or the food in her mouth. The only thing she can control is her faith.
This sermon was delivered during the morning worship service at Meadow Oaks Baptist Church in Temple, Texas, on October 28, 2018.