Pastor John Wagner started his ministerial career nearly 30 years ago at Faith Fellowship Ministries World Outreach Center in Sayreville, New Jersey. Currently the lead pastor at Turning Point Community Church in Lubbock, Texas, Pastor John Wagner has made several of his studies of the scripture and meditations on faith available online, including an essay called “The Door to a New Season Opens.”
The essay “The Door to a New Season Opens” reflects on Matthew 7:7-8, which says “For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” The essay’s examination of this verse suggests that the scriptures here convey the ongoing and active approach God’s followers must take to stay on the path of faith.
The essay encourages readers to keep asking and knocking as they search for their place in God’s plan, continuing even when they feel frustrated or tired. The faithful should look for signs that God sends to let them know that they are on the right path. The piece submits that these signs from God often come though the actions of those around us, such as the offer of a helping hand. Listen to another sermon by Pastor John Wagner here: www.truthcasting.com/player.aspx#showSermon=52930.