Monday, March 15, 2010

Monday Musings ...

Yesterday had some ups and downs, most days do I guess.

The class I have been teaching in the evenings was a lot of fun. We had some good, and some funny, discussion. It really seemed that every one was engaged and tracking along with the lesson. I love those kind of moments.

In the morning I continued the series on "The Lies We Believe", using Titus 3:3-8 as the foundation. The lie we looked at this week was "No One Else Looks Out For You" usually expressed as "you better look out for #1, because nobody else will". This is a pretty prominent lie in our culture. Some of the results of this lie are selfishness and isolation. This leads to a real longing for connection and community, it also reinforces the lie emotionally. From the very beginning, Adam and Eve, this lie has led to disobedience. The truth is that God gave his life for you, John 3:16-17 spell this out clearly. You have the opportunity to become a child of God and therefore become an heir of God's. How is that for a legacy? Goes right in the face of the lie.

This lie is a tough one to overcome become it is so widely accepted. Following Christ requires that we go the opposite direction from this lie. To follow Christ means that we are willing to give for others and to others, to literally put them first. This will change your life and the lives of those you touch.

Where have you heard this lie? How have you been seduced by this lie? What will you do with the truth?


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