Sunday, September 20, 2009
Today we were in the third week of our "One Man's Journey" Series. Here are a few random thoughts, some related to the message and some not.
-Living as a follower of Jesus is an amazing experience.
-Living as a follower of Jesus doesn't guarantee you that you will always have the "Warm Fuzzies."
-If we are not willing to abandon the normal (What we have always known) we are guaranteed to get the same results that we've always gotten... and for the huge majority of us... The results of our normal lives isn't usually God using us to do AMAZING things... Why? Because we refuse to give up the normal...
-Was it Albert Einstein who said that the definition of insanity is "doing the same thing expecting different results."?
-Hey... FYI... Jesus' methods weren't normal then and they're not going to be normal now.
-Just for the Super Spiritual... Yes, normal is a relative term, but by normal, I mean our normal every day lives... Get off of your high horse!
-If Jesus came today instead of 2,000 years ago, I'm sure the results would be the same... Yep, I think that we'd crucify Him. We'd make some pretty good Pharisees.
- When we abandon what we've always know to be... our normal... we are going to deal with some difficult emotions. If we're not careful, we can confuse the emotions that occur with abandoning the normal with the Holy Spirit convicting us of sin. Abandoning the normal will rarely feel right, but what we feel isn't what's important. What's important is what's actually right.
-People WILL abandon you when you follow Jesus.
-You MUST be willing to abandon EVERYTHING if you're actually going to follow Jesus ANYWHERE that He calls you.
-Jesus abandoned everything for you!
-If you are one of our attenders and you would like to volunteer on Sunday mornings, please let us know. You can email us at Web@ocgreenwood.com or you can just let the ladies know at the Guest Services table on any Sunday morning.
-For those of you who are pouring your lives into Oasis, Thank YOU!