Nagging Question 08SEP17
Pastor Gene Roncone
1. Will Highpoint focus on the right thing?
On one side you have people that believe Jesus was here to help them grow and keep us inward
Other side is getting people healthy and focused on outreach.
What will you focus on?
I want to focus on the right thing.
2. Will Highpoint reach the right people?
Jesus wanted to touch the sick and the hurting?
The enemy try's to get us to focus on ourselves instead of looking outward on the needs of those around us.
The word sinner meant people that rejected Gods law.
Jesus called the Sinners SICK! He wanted them to he healed.
3. Will we be driven by the right passion?
Are we driven like the P with the Do mentality always trying to earn the our place or are we driven by seeing the sick and wanting to help them because Gods grace is bigger.
Grace is the action behind mercy.
- stepping out and really reaching lost people.
What type of emotion will we have when we see those who are sick
4. Will Highpoint learn the right skills?
Go and learn what this means! It was not about understanding but the skills we learn when we do.
You learn the mission of Jesus by doing!!!
You won't learn his mission by a class or sitting. Only by doing will you learn the mission of Jesus.
Today the worship was great and the sermon was bouncing all around. It was really watered down as if to not offend others.
I pray that if you have hurt from divorce that you would seek God and reach out to me. Have a blessed day everyone!
Anger and defense
Jesus says we need to heal the fractures now!
Two words that Jesus uses for anger.
- impulsive anger, explosive anger
- long term anger, that always simmering anger until you blow up.
V.23 therefore!!! What's it there for?
When you give your gift... reading your bible, worship, giving.
and there remember... it comes to mind, things come up from your past or from the back burner.
That your brother has something against you... the fracture is in them,
If you want healthy relationships don't let anger have a place in the other person or yourself.
Leave you gift and deal with it...
Are you playing church or really following Jesus?
-Playing church will act as if nothing wrong!
-Following Jesus will try and heal the fractures!
You can't go back and try to make the other person see that your right. You have to just go in apologize for the wrongs, see if they have anything to say and move forward.
The only way to attain mercy is to say sorry for our sins and allow God to step in.
Who do you need to reconcile with today? Let's be the Church who stands in the gap and is praying for the fractures of ourselves and others.
I'm praying for you and your relationships that God would heal your families and friends.