Happy Thursday! Hope everyone is doing good and enjoying this bright, sunny day.
Last night we continued our year long walk through the story of the Bible. I do want to say it is crucial that students spend time in the devotions we've prepared each week. This year excites me as I consider how important it is to have a good foundation of what the Bible is about. It's such a huge thing to see God working in His people for His glory. I'm always surprised by how little we know as followers of Christ. If I'm being honest I'd say we're really ignorant and lazy when it comes to knowing and diving into Scripture. You would think we would be so hungry and thirsty for the Word of God. Shouldn't we be able to communicate the high points of Scripture?
I once had a pastor say that "Jesus was the answer" and then he'd say "what's your question." This was cool and very true but I feel we hang out in the New Testament so much that we forget the mighty works of God in the Old Testament and how it gives the former it's weight. You really can't have new without an old right?
So this year through our blogs and devotions I pray we all grow in our knowledge of God and His Word. Let's get serious about knowing what we believe and allow it to change us. I pray we'll get in the Word and allow the Word to get in us. Allow our walk to be changed by the Word.
We began our two week journey through Exodus last night and really learned a great deal about God. It's very easy to get hung up on moral lessons throughout the Old Testament rather than seeing it as a display of God's leading, power, heart, love, grace, hand, purpose and plan. We can learn a great deal from these great men and women of the faith but unless we see God as the hero of the story we've failed to properly see the main intent.
Last night we learned that God has a heart, He has a great love for His people. We also learned that God has a name. This may seem small but Micah did a great job of pointing out that we often only share our name with people we desire to actually know it. God wanted us to know and He share His name, I AM. I AM is a way for God to say HE IS. There is nothing bigger and better. This wasn't all talk....God would eventually prove who HE IS.
Lastly we learned that God has muscle. This would be the action rather than talk. God shows His concern for His glory/name and His people by working things out accordingly.
So the question for us is this: how do we respond to such a loving and powerful God?
What would your answer be? I think mine is humility and submission. Doesn't He deserve both of those from me? He has proven His love and power. He has full authority. This is His story. He is the hero. One would think that this person deserves humility and submission right? So what about you? How would respond to such a loving and powerful God? Ultimately I think it's worship but we must all deal with this in our own context, specifically.
Movie at the Barn
October 17th we'll be showing a movie at the Adam's barn. We'll be giving out all the information next week at The Rock and through the blog. We'll be voting on a movie next Wednesday night as well. The Adam's house is roughly 3 miles from the church and right off Hwy. 27 so it should be easy to get to and find. We'll have all the details next week. Movie time will be around 7ish.
Have a great weekend!
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A great way for parents and ministry to connect and continue the conversation of what's going on at The Rock.