This sermon was delivered in two parts. Elder Tom Green expands on brother Matthew Johnson’s earlier comments from Nehemiah about the re-building of the wall. Elder Green points out that when reading the book of the law, the people stood up from the first light until mid-day, and were attentive. He suggests that being uncomfortable is a strong motivator for change. Revelations 3:15-16 addresses the church of the Laodiceans: “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.” Because the church became comfortable in their worldly riches they forgot about their depravity. Elder Green encourages us to be uncomfortable while diligently working in the house of the Lord.
While the first part of this sermon addresses change in a timely sense here on Earth, part two addresses change in the eternal sense. Elder Green proclaims the good news that there will come a time when we shall have a great change, we shall be incorruptible, and sin will be no more. While this glorious change is a mystery, we can rest in knowing we shall be made in His likeness.
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