Many Things or One Thing
In yesterday’s sermon we saw the importance of focusing on our primary mission and not allowing distractions to pull us in different directions. I quoted the Rich Mullins song, “One Thing,” and Josanne suggested that I share it with you all. If you’ve never heard or even if it’s familiar to you, do yourself a favor and take a few minutes to listen to it—you can click here to find it. Rich certainly had a way with words that cut to the heart of what it means to be a follower of Jesus. Remember Jesus’ words to Martha: “Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one,” (Luke 10:41-42, NIV)
In a few weeks we’ll be singing the song “Christ Be in My Waking” during our Sunday worship service. Click here for a video of it if you’d like to familiarize yourself with it.
During the Annual Meeting and then again in last week’s E-Gram, I suggested two questions that I think are important for us to give some thought to. I’m going to mention them again and then next week I would like to hear some of your thoughts after we’ve spent some time mulling these questions over. The questions are: “why do you participate in the life of this congregation?” This is a question of motivation—what motivates you to take part in this church family. The second question is “what can be found by participating in the life of the Church that can’t be found anywhere else?”
If you want to know more about the reason I ask these questions, go back and look at last week’s E-Gram again.
Next week we’ll be looking at the Jesus’ model prayer, and some of the things he teaches us about prayer.
Hope to see you there!
God bless, Brian
Scripture readings for next Sunday
Luke 11:1-13—What do these stories that Jesus told teach you about prayer?
Psalm 5—Is there anything you notice about this example of prayer?
Philippians 4:4-7—What is the connection between prayer and being anxious?
Daniel 9:4-23—What is the historical context of this prayer?
What does this teach us about praying?