Immediately after the close of the worship service, I made a “bee line” toward the minister. “Thank you so much for that excellent sermon,” I said, as I shook his hand. “It was insightful, clear, applicable—and much appreciated!”
As I'd listened to his sermon, I'd been reminded of a verse I’d read early that very morning, so I took just another minute to share it with him: “The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death” (Proverbs 13:14, ESV).
“So,” I added, “let me thank you again for your study of the Word and for the spirit in which you shared such essential truths with us. I do feel refreshed…renewed…revived….”