Lines are powerful. They are used to divide space. They are used to distinguish boundaries. Lines represent a choice. Jesus created figurative lines to invite people to experience true life through Him. He separated the empty, duty filled, self-righteous life from the life of a Christ follower. Jesus illustrates a very real transformation that occurs when we embrace the way of life He makes possible. He is concerned about who we are not just what we do.
June 21st, 2015: The Line – Hindsight is 20-20
Things are always much clearer in retrospect. We like to think that we wouldn’t make the same mistakes our predecessors made. That we are wiser, smarter, more spiritually attuned. Yet over and over again, history keeps repeating itself. Jesus is calling all of us to humility of heart, a willingness to consider His claims, and the wisdom to know what we do not know.
June 14th, 2015: The Line – The Heart of the Problem
If we humans spent half the time on our insides as we spend on our outsides the world would be a far better place. Jesus doesn’t really care what the outside looks like, as long as the heart is captured by the Kingdom of God. At one point does our pursuit of vanity lead to our eventual insanity?
June 7th, 2015: The Line – You Can’t Out Give…
God is the most generous being that has ever or will ever exist. So why do we think He will be stingy with us? You can’t out give the Creator and generosity is the best way to live life. So give!