Total dependence doesn’t sound like a great idea in our ear. We like to be SELF dependent. The Rich Young Ruler was looking for an 11th Commandment when he came to Jesus. What he found was a loving God who crushed his sinful pride.
Jesus wants focused followers. However, one of the things that can most easily get in the way of our focus is our earthly possessions. It is no surprise, therefore, that Jesus’ words so frequently focus his followers on wealth. Jesus’ followers don’t reject earthly wealth or despise it. They can be grateful for every good gift that comes from the hand of God. This Sunday we’ll cover worry, doubt, and our solution to those challenges – Jesús.
The storm is raging all around and where is Jesus? Asleep!? How can he sleep at a time like this! The disciples were at their wits end. Do you ever wonder if Jesus waits for us to exhaust all other options until we have nowhere else to turn?
Can you imagine what was going through Peter’s head as a wave is about to swamp him… as he’s walking on the water?! This is a disaster waiting to happen. In spite of all that, Jesus doesn’t let him down. This morning we close out our series – The Extraordinary Ordinary Life of a Christian.
Get your rest! That’s good advice for mental health, letting your body recover, disease prevention, weight loss, and -yes- spiritual health. Spiritual rest can’t be found under Egyptian cotton sheets and a down pillow. Spiritual health can only be found in Jesus. We continue our series on the Extraordinary Ordinary Life of a Christian: Find Rest in Jesus.
Would you trust Crazy Bob’s Autos or Flow Honda with the purchase of your next car? If you needed a sitter for the kids would you ask the person next to you in the checkout line at Food Lion or a trusted friend or family member? This Sunday we’ll see that God gives you his word. That’s something you can always trust.