Last week’s command: Be at peace with one another!
Next week’s command: Ask, Seek, Knock!
We finished our Integrity series as Paul Rasmussen challenged us to be at peace with other followers of Jesus.
Paul’s excellent message capped off the Integrity section of our SHAPING journey, working through many challenging commands of Jesus and summarizing them in our MCC Social Covenant.
I urge you to get a copy of this important document at the Connect Desk and prayerfully apply it to all your relationships.
The challenge of doing this well should make us all feel extra needy for God’s help!
Which brings me to the next section of the SHAPING study – becoming more Needy before God – as modeled by Jesus.
This word doesn’t naturally go with Jesus, and it’s almost a dirty word in a culture obsessed with independence.
But adopting the stance of a Needy child before our Father in heaven is precisely what we are going to learn to be as we look at the powerful commands of Jesus.
We will start with Ask, Seek, Knock!
Notice this is very different from “I came, I saw, I conquered”.
So get ready for a summer of learning to be Needy in the way of Jesus! May this transform our church into one even more radically dependent on our Savior!
In Jesus with you, Denis