Have We Forgotten How Amazing Our Jesus Really Is?
Do you remember the first mobile phone you ever saw or used?
My dad had a huge box that sat under the dash in the front of his car. In this box was the most wonderful contraption. It was a gigantic mobile phone.
He was a homebuilder, and he used this phone when he was out on job sites to communicate with clients and with his office. Sometimes, he would even call my mom on this phone.
We thought it was the coolest thing ever.
A few years later, someone created a home phone that could be carried away from the socket on the wall. It was all “the rage” to have a mobile phone at home. You couldn’t take them very far, but you could carry the phone up to your room or out on the back porch to talk. We thought it was amazing to be able to talk away from the phone cord or wall plug.
In the late 1990’s, flip phones came along and everyone began to carry these. It was like being on the set of a Star Trek episode to be able to carry one of these devices around with you.
After that, technology seemed to get better and better. The Blackberry was invented; Nokia made all sorts of great phones, and LG had some cool options.
Then, in 2008, Apple came on the scene with their iPhone. We were all blown away again by this technology.
Today, it seems like a new phone with amazing features comes on the market all the time. We are constantly surprised with all that our gadgets and gizmos can accomplish for us.
However, I think back to my childhood and that first humongous mobile phone. It was like nothing we’d ever seen, and we were astounded by it. Now, we expect something bigger and better every year.
To segway into today’s lesson, I want to ask a question:
How long has it been since you were amazed and astounded by Jesus?
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Join us as we take a clear and practical look at some of the most basic and essential tenants of the Christian life – the doctrines of the faith.
Each week, we will highlight and explain a core doctrine. Then, we will pose the question, “Why does this matter to you and me?”
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For the purposes of the study, our main texts will be first, the Bible, of course, and Wayne Grudem’s classic, Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine.
It is our prayer that by the end of 2017, we will all find more delight in understanding what we believe and why we believe it.
“…And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27 (ESV)
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