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April 17, 2016 - Life Isn’t Something You Fix On Your Own - II Kings 5:1-5, 9-14

posted Apr 20, 2016, 1:32 PM by Grant Garber
  • It just doesn’t matter that you have been successful.  You are still as vulnerable as any other human being.
  • What are you going to do when the hurt finds you?
  • When you know that there is something very wrong in your life, and you lose all the little distractions of life like fame and success, you are willing to try anything.  You will even come here – to the place where the power of God is rumored to be found.
  • Again, we discover that it is the lowly servant who understands about real power.  Real power belongs to God.  It is always the servants in the story who are making a difference.  Maybe that’s because they don’t have so much success blocking their vision of God.
  • We are good at doing difficult things.  But nothing is more difficult than faith, which calls you to believe the message that salvation belongs to God.  All that we have is a message.
  • We are never more than ordinary. 
  • The more we come to terms with being ordinary, the more we learn to enjoy it.  It has something to do with now being able to enjoy how extraordinary God is.
  • The point of our brokenness is to remind us that we are not gods.  It is the only way to come to know and enjoy God.
  • All of our lives are spent somewhere between the first and seventh time of doing the right thing, the ordinary thing that the message of the Bible tells us.  
  • The point of the story is to see that life isn’t something that you fix on your own.  It was given to you by the grace of God, and it will be restored only by the grace of God.  Those who believe that will find joy in simply doing the ordinary things they know to be right.  And anyone who has found joy in being ordinary is already healed.
Pastor Jim Spon | II Kings 5:1-5, 9-14