Sermon ‘Your Servant King Rules’ (Mark 9:2-10:45) by Simon Marshman is available to stream or download: http://bit.ly/2A086jM
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‘What God is teaching us is that really, when we think of love, we need to think of service. When we think of service, we need to think of love, because the two go hand in hand.’ – Simon Marshman
Watch the full sermon: http://bit.ly/2uaY8b3
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The beginning of the year is a helpful time to do a personal stocktake!
Let me try and explain. I suspect, that most of us would find that there is some kind of ‘pattern’ to our week – get up, breakfast, personal devotion, school/uni/work/home duties/appointments…, lunch, afternoon activities, dinner, and then whatever evening things we commit too, before falling into bed – ready to do it all over again!
Of course, this ‘routine’ will vary from person to person and from day to day. The point: we often construct our days and weeks according to ‘patterns’ which, frankly, help us stay sane.
The body is a unit of many parts – why would you possibly think that the parts would act first of their own interest before that of the rest of the body?! Imagine if the foot said ‘Hey hand forget about me I add nothing’ or the ear shouted to the eye ‘leave me behind, I am worthless’!
Ludicrous! The point is we shouldn’t think it because it is such a ridiculous picture.