Sunday, February 13, 2011

Hidden in Plain Sight: Reaction

Wonderful music today! Good worship leading (Thanks, Steve) and choir music:
There is nothing that's too hard for you Lord. Lord, I run to you.
I will rise.

What would it be like to be showing what God is like all through the day? How would we drive? Has God ever worked for the boss? What would that be like?
Pastor Delbert Enns

Individualism has become so real in our society. If you want to follow Jesus you need to be transparent open and honest.

90/10 principle. 9o% of life is under your control. 10% is not under your control.

If your young daughter accidentally spills coffee on your shirt and you fly off the handle, things get worse from there. Same story - different (caring) response, and you have a good day.

Mark 3:35 those who do God's will are Jesus' family. Jesus could set them free from the Romans.
Jesus chose 12 men to teach. Friendship based on what I can get does not work.
Jesus introduced an upside down kingdom. He taught in parables. The religious leaders got Very upset.
The Burmese pastor who suffered indescribably becomes a mirror and a window on our own experiences.

Listen carefully to what Jesus is saying. He says ''hear me" 13 times in this chapter.

Mark 4:10 Seeds and thorns. Yield up to 100× what was planted in good soil. Soil = heart. Some are hard. Preoccupied. Or shallow. Or crowded.

How do we react to things that come our way?

Next Sunday - Hidden in Plain Sight: Failure.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:13 PM

    Thinking about you guys a lot lately, and Renee of course. Just wanted to let you know that you are always in my prayers. I miss playing with Renee. Played one of "our" songs the other day and just can't get her out of my head or my heart since. Just thought you should know that she's still making an impact on me!
    Love, Kyle (from music at MSK)