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The Wonderful and The Weird | Sermon Preview

This week we are diving into one of the oddest, most controversial and downright WEIRD books of scripture. Revelation is a testy piece of scripture. It is full of obscure references, fantastical imagery, metaphors, political speech and visionary experiences with God. Many times, it is understanding how to read such a book that is opposite from a style of communication we are used to that keeps us from actually applying it into our lives. Revelation is a combination of the wonderful and the weird. For some people, it is the litmus test for faith. For others, it is the last book they want to read or hear about in worship. But Christianity can’t be Christianity without embracing this as part of the story of God and his people. This week we are reading a brief section from chapter 19. 19 After this, I heard what sounded like a vast crowd in heaven shouting, “Praise the Lord!     Salvation and glory and power belong to our God. 2 His judgments are true and just.     He has punished the great prostitute who corrupted the earth with her immorality.     He has avenged the murder of his servants.” 3 And again their voices rang out: “Praise the Lord!     The smoke from that city ascends forever and ever!” 4 Then the twenty-four elders and the four living beings fell down and worshiped God, who was sitting on the throne. They cried out, “Amen! Praise the Lord!” In this passage, we meet many characters. It is the story of these characters and their actions we learn about the world, ourselves and what Jesus desires for... read more

From Small Things (Big Things One Day Will Come) | Jesus’ Greatest Hits 8.14.16

I fixed a car one time with bubble gum and duct tape. No lie. I had a stem come off a vacuum line. It was good enough to get me home. It was incredible what missing that tiny little part could do to the engine of my 1993 Ford Explorer. Even wilder was what a bit of bubble gum and some excess duct tape (yes. It was totally pulled off something else) can do to remedy the issue. I learned tons about the power of small things that day. And we are talking about small things this weekend. Or at least the place where small things can take us. Small roads can lead to big places Listen to the words of Jesus from Matthew chapter 7. The Narrow Gate 13 “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell[a] is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. 14 But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it. The Tree and Its Fruit 15 “Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves. 16 You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. 18 A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit. 19 So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. 20 Yes, just as... read more

Too Too Sick To Pray | Jesus’ Greatest Hits

In his 1996 album, Willie Nelson tells the story of a regret filled soul in his song “Too Sick to Pray.” Upon first listen, you instantly think this is a person making excuses for a life lived in disdain. After a few more spins, what the listener begins to hear is a person who recognizes who they are and recognizes exactly where and who they are. The person in question admits what many of us can’t confess. Our own posture of life kept us from an internal and personal relationship with God founded in prayer.   In Matthew 6, Jesus tells us 3 tales of warning. Each of them focuses on external actions devoid of self-awareness. “Watch out! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others, for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven. 2 When you give to someone in need, don’t do as the hypocrites do—blowing trumpets in the synagogues and streets to call attention to their acts of charity! I tell you the truth, they have received all the reward they will ever get. 3 But when you give to someone in need, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. 4 Give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you. 5 “When you pray, don’t be like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them. I tell you the truth, that is all the reward they will ever get. 6 But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and... read more

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