Sunday, December 14, 2014

The gift of hungering. 3rd advent

Christmas eve services Tuesday Dec 23 6:30 Dec 24 5 & 6:30 at

Dave Ens
We want to unwrap the gift that is being offered. We all have a trait of being nosey or compassionately interested. Capable of interjection of wisdom into other's conversations. Grandma's mind was so curious to the end wanting to know everything that was going on. The gift of wanting to know more. The gift of longing.

The story of the Magi. They were curious. Hungering for knowledge. They were willing to travel for 2 years to find the new born king.

WWJD was a 1990s fad. What would Jesus do in this situation? When are you going to do what Jesus would do?
Are we in an ivory tower? Stagnant and unsatisfied?
Do we want something we know we shouldn't want? Do we arrange our lives to satisfy our wants?
Jesus said blessed are you when you hunger and thirst for righteousness.

What are you hungry for?

The Wisemen worshipped Jesus. They were overwhelmed. That's the most important. They were prepared with good gifts.
Without hunger worship makes no sense. What you see is not what it is.
Not just information but an encounter with the living God. When you are flat on your face in front of the Living God it makes no difference whether you are singing a hymn or a corus!

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