You don't choose the family you're born into, and as it turns out, we're all born into the same terrible human family with the same deadbeat parents, Adam and Eve. There was no way out for us, until Christ made a way.
Seems like every time a serial killer gets caught, the neighbors say, "He seemed so normal." Ever why wonder why the worst people seem so much like the rest of us people? Because people are sinners. All of us.
In Genesis, God created our first parents to live with him in the garden of his love. They sinned anyway. When did this story happen? Eons ago. And this morning. It's still happening. You are the Adam of your own soul. You are the Eve.
Calling Then Wise Men makes it sound normal for them to have visited Baby Jesus. But they were more like sorcerers. Pagan warlocks. So why did they come to Bethlehem? Who invited them?
You feel powerless, although Jesus promised you'd have supernatural power. Wonder why? Maybe it's because you never attempt to do anything that requires supernatural power. He gives power with purpose.
How can you be comfortable living with Jesus, as long as there are people dying without him? You have a great mission. You were never meant to live for yourself.
Our church has celebrated the fulfillment of the 20/20 Vision. So what's next? I'm glad you asked. A bold new season of mission and life together starts now.
I used to think it wasn't nice to say no. And I thought Jesus wanted me to be nice. So I said yes to everybody, and I ended up living a life that Christ never intended.