Monday, February 08, 2010
After the Message
"Two paths diverged in a wood and I, I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost, The Road Less Traveled
(p.s. I had an elementary student tell me after worship that she had memorized and recited the entire poem for her class - very impressive!)
Galatians 5:13-15, Paul says we were called to be free and we can use our freedom to follow one of two paths:
Path One - indulge the sinful nature (always selfish)
Path Two - serve each other in love (always selfless)
Galatians 5:16-23, Paul gets specific about these two paths, breaks it down. Following his lead, we talked about two specific areas w/ obvious applications for living self-lessly - marriage and money
Galatians 5:24-26, Paul says we need to keep in step with the Spirit - keeping in step, as with being on a path, implies going somewhere
We're meant to go as the Spirit leads
Jesus didn't just say "come," he came from heaven to earth for you and me
Our ongoing prayer is, "Jesus, send us out."
Where is Jesus sending you this week?