The Heart Of The Matter

August 28, 2013


Prayer For REVIVAL in America

Prayer For REVIVAL in America

SCRIPTURE

“You make yourselves look good in front of people. But God knows what is really in your hearts. What people think is important is worth nothing to God.”

Luke 16:15, ERV

QUOTE

The condition of an enlightened mind is a surrendered heart.

~Alan Redpath

COMMENTARY

Jesus was an amazing teacher, obviously the greatest teacher this world has known. Dallas Willard makes this statement in the Divine Conspiracy [p.112], “The aim of a popular teacher in Jesus’ time was not to impart information, but to make a significant change in the lives of the hearers.” Today we think of teachers as ‘jugs’ and learners as ‘mugs’; thus the teaching process is merely pouring information from jug to mug. The result is  we have produced a generation that knows a lot but does very little. Knowledge without practical application produces pride and self-righteousness which is counter to our cause. Today’s teaching methods produces ‘parrots’ instead of ‘practitioners’.

Jesus taught through parables or stories because they touch the heart. What touches the heart will remain in the head. Information that does not touch the heart will render little change in the way we live and it will soon be forgotten. Do you remember were your were on September 11, 2001? I am betting that you do because the events of the day touched our hearts and in so many cases, changed our lives.

EXTRA

  • Great weather, just what our farmers need and it’s not bad for the lawn cutters either.
  • New Schedule begins tonight: Supper at 5:30, AWANA at 6:15 and Everyone else gathers at 6:30 in the worship center. We will have a short praise and worship time and then break into groups.
  • Joe David is planning a picnic for this Sunday Night at 6:00: probably burgers, dogs and homemade Ice cream. We had a gang out last Sunday and another gang planning to be gone this Sunday but we will have LCBS at 9:00 and Worship Celebration at 10:15. We have a little surprise, we are probably going to do something different. What a shock!
  • I bet the video link did not work and I could not find the “Enjoy Your Flight” on YouTube.

fear not

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