Have any of you every experienced a "wow moment" when preparing a sermon? Thats what I call when your heart is overwhelmed with the grandeur and beauty of a particular passage that that it leaves you speechless, and only your heart beats in passionate adoration of the Lord God Almighty. It had one of those this past week preparing a sermon on 1 Peter 25-24. I just could not get over the incredible paradox of the cross- the just for the unjust, the Immortal for the mortal, the Perfect for the imperfect. Christ made the greatest sacrifice for to give the most precious gift, to the most unworthy of recipients. Anyhow, What texts have gripped your in a special way as you studied them?