Bryan Jarrett - June 17, 2018

Inside Out - Emptied to be Filled - Father's Day Weekend

Remember in the first week of this conversation, we said that some things are more useful when they are broken…they are actually better broken…like the glow sticks we passed out. The light doesn’t shine until they are broken and it’s true of all of us. When we acknowledge our brokenness, we create space for God’s power to be demonstrated through our lives. We give Him the broken pieces and he turns them into a beautiful mosaic. Last week we learned that there is a difference between being humbled and humbling yourself. Jesus said: Luke 18:14b NLT For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted. There are things that come along and humble us…we all that need at times…but that’s not what he’s talking about. He is addressing the need for us to be active and intentional…to take steps to humble ourselves.

From Series: "Inside Out"

There are certain things we’ve simply accepted. We live our whole lives as if they are true. We pass them onto our kids, and they are reinforced by the people around us. We’re all told some of the same things, and so it must be true. And we end up spending our lives pouring hydrogen peroxide on our wounds and living with panic attacks because we swallowed a watermelon seed. These kinds of things are funny to talk about….but what if we’ve accepted some things that have more significant implications for lives? What if we have gone along with some things that are not found in scripture? What if we’ve believed some things because we’ve been told them and it’s been reinforced by the culture around us…and what if going along with these things have dire ramifications in our life? If you study the ministry of Jesus, here’s what you’ll find: He spent a significant amount of His time debunking the myths that people had been taught about God and about faith. You will often read where he says…You have heard it said…but I say unto you…He does this over and over again about several things. You’ve heard it said this way, but I’m going to tell you something different. I know you’ve been taught to look at it this way; but I’m going to give you a new way to look at it.”

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