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July 12, 2015 - Dealing With Brokenness - Acts 14:8-20

posted Jul 20, 2015, 8:20 AM by Grant Garber
  • Mortals always have limits.
  • Faith is simply a way of getting back up – in the power of God.
  • Gods that human’s create, they always eventually destroy.  That’s because it’s only a matter of time before a false god disappoints us.
  • For a long, long time, mortals have been consumed with finding a way to mend their brokenness.
  • The search goes on and on and one because whenever the person or the thing we were counting on to save us fails, and we discover our life is still broken, we become so angry we could throw a stone.
  • Jesus will not fix everything that is broken in our lives any better than anyone else.
  • Jesus came to give us God; not to give us the nature of gods.  We will always be mortals, which means something is always broken in our lives.
  • Being a Christian just allows us to call our broken lives holy. 
  • Joyful people have learned that they do have enough – even with some of the pieces broken, it’s a pretty good life.  In fact, they have learned to give thanks, especially for the broken pieces because that is now their best altar where it is easy to pray and find communion.
  • The witness of mortals who find it easy to believe in God because they have stopped trying to be a god can never be destroyed.  That’s because they believe not in what they can do but in what God can do even through them.

Pastor Jim Spon | Acts 14:8-20