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Perspective

Perspective Problem Time of unprecedented change, glad to be in silicon valley.   Seeing the end makes all the difference some things are not going to change. Example of indian managers and their caste system – nothing changes. Sometimes we can feel that way about God. Amazingly Psalm 73 is about exactly that.  Asaph’s autobiography. Vs. 1-3  Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.  But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I…

New Normal

New Normal week 4 Crisis reveals you, but crisis can also reset you.  The kingdom without the King not only can’t save you it will crush you. And it leads to hopelessness and emptiness Your true identity isn’t achieved, it’s received.  Put to death (in Greek-KILL, get rid of put behind of you forever) therefore whatever belongs to your earthly nature: Colossians 3:5 “What is an idol? It is anything more important to you than God, anything that absorbs your heart…

Finding Identity After a Crisis

Crisis Reveals you Crisis reveals you. And it can reset you. It’s hard to go back to normal when normal disappeared.  Some of the things you lost in the disruption aren’t worth keeping. Other things are worth building your life on. Cultural Narrative Storyline: -You were born good.-Something happened, and your inner self was wounded. -To find your true self is your life’s purpose and the ultimate pathway to true happiness, satisfaction and pleasure. -Any form of difficulty, commitment, push back or restriction…

Stepping into the New

We’re in an uninvited, disruptive, new normal that arrived without an invitation Or any warning Uncertainty is our future new normal. Grief does not change you… It reveals you.-John Green, The Fault in our Stars Questions: What are you learning about yourself?What are you learning about God? What if… in all this disruption… there’s an invitation? Job 1:13-22One day when Job’s sons and daughters were feasting at the oldest brother’s house…  a messenger arrived at Job’s home with this news: Your…

Finding The Truth

PROBLEM I would be embarrassed for MLK to see us now.  We hear comments like “you’re free, white and 21” Sometimes when people try to tell us how they feel, we disregard how they feel and insist they see things our way instead.  (self-centeredness) This is sinful and self centered of us. GOD John 8: 31-32 (NKJV) – “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make…

Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday! Pentecost means 50 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.Acts 2:1-4…

The Way The Truth The Life

I am the Way the Truth and the Life “If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explaiation is that I was made for another world.” C.S. Lewis 1“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if…

The Resurrection

I am the Resurrection and the Life John 11: Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair. 3 So the sisters sent word to Jesus, “Lord, the one you love is sick.” 4 When he heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not…

The Gate

7 … “I speak to you eternal truth: I am the Gate for the flock. 8 All those who broke in before me are thieves who came to steal, but the sheep never listened to them. 9 I am the Gateway. To enter through me is to experience life, freedom, and satisfaction.10 A thief has only one thing in mind—he wants to steal, slaughter, and destroy. But I have come to give you everything in abundance,  more than you expect—life in its fullness until…

The True Vine

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes[a] so that it will be even more fruitful. 3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4 Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless…