Jesus showed us that God does his best work at places like Levi's house, not the temple. Our mission is not getting lost people in the church so much as it is getting Christ in lost people. Worship and other church events are like halftime. They matter, but they are not where we play the game. That means we have to actively go where lost people are.
We all have certain boundaries that we don’t want to be violated. During Jesus’ life, there was a certain religious group (The Pharisees) who had rigid boundaries. They believed these boundaries shouldn’t be violated. A controversy is created when Jesus violates a major boundary of the Pharisees. It raises the question: how should followers of Jesus live out what Jesus taught today?
Life is often challenging. We encounter new difficulties and obstacles every day. Sometimes those obstacles stick with us for a long time, either turning into bad habits or simply hindering us from taking the next step forward. Through faith in Jesus, we can experience breakthrough into new territories and arenas of experiencing God's goodness. Through our own faith and of those around us, we can break through!
It's difficult to say "no." There are so many expectations placed on us that choosing how to prioritize our lives is no easy task. Thankfully, we have Jesus as our example. He understood his Father's will and made it his life's mission to see it come to fruition. Even when his ministry grew so large so quickly, he wasn't controlled by the expectations of his followers. Jesus lived on mission, which dictated the way he lived his life
This is the weekly podcast of the Sunday morning message.