I will be speaking again this weekend, and as I reflect on the decades that I've been a follower of Jesus, I can remember countless well-prepared, soul-challenging messages that contributed to my own spiritual growth. They represented truth that was drawn from the word of God, truth that opened my heart to God in ways that I would have missed on my own. When the application was driven home, it invaded some area of my life that needed correction. In these sermons I found both refreshment and encouragement. How eminently blessed I am to have been the recipient of such blessings, and how I hope and pray that I can do the same for my listeners this weekend. This weekend, may we all learn to find precious treasures in God's word and have our very lives transformed.