Sunday, 20 October 2013

David: Humility in Strength - extra questions

As well as the key question this week:

[IN] Am I making myself vulnerable to others?

we also asked what situations do we face. Are we in a red, yellow or green situation (very difficult, dodgy, or doing find):

  • What ways/situations may you need to show gospel leadership?
  • Do you need to respect people who are in positions, even if it seems they don't deserve it?
  • Is your confidence in God … let Him work it through in His timing

David: Humility in Strength - 1 Sam 24 and 26

Both Saul and David were anointed to lead, but Saul goes off on one and wants to remove David as a threat. He hunts for his life. On two occasions David has the chance to kill Saul but deliberately does not do so - instead choosing to call on Saul for a change of heart.

[IN] Am I making myself vulnerable to others?

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Found out in the end - Matthew 24:36 to 25:46 (second part)

God has made us human beings, not human doings! Yet who we are is seen through what we do. The same is true of God - we know of Him through what He does. Our faith is solid and certain by what Jesus has done: 'Jesus has died for me' - died is a verb, a 'doing' word!

Found out in the end - Matthew 24:36 to 25:46 (first part)

Rather than pull an individual story apart look at the bigger sweep. Jesus gives a long speech from Matthew 24 through to the end of 25. He talks about 'the end' when time as we know it is wrapped up.

Things pick up in v36 where he bids his followers to learn to live on the edge, expecting Jesus to return at any moment. All that follows then seems to make the same point: what will Jesus find you doing in the end?

[UP] Is our faith static (like a museum piece), or dynamic (seen in action)?