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Windy Work, Windy Wisdom

Windy Work, Windy Wisdom

Do not chase work or wisdom, they are vapor! Ecclesiastes 1:1-18

We are going to receive sound Biblical realism delivered from orthopedic shoes.  The writer is like Farmer’s Insurance – he knows a thing or two because he has seen a thing or two.  This is not about growing cynical or negative but having a robust biblical realism that keeps us from expecting too much from life under the sun.  If we can see it clearly for what it is we will walk the path with greater wisdom and health.

  1. We will see Vapor/Fog is everywhere

  2. Work is like a vapor/fog

  3. Wisdom is like a vapor/fog

Taking the Plunge !!

In the Great Commission Jesus invites us into Baptism, and this signifies five crucial things for us.

  1. We have a divine family. We are immersed into the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  2. We get a fresh start. Are lives are made new.

  3. We have a grand power. We get a whole new power behind us.

  4. We have a whole new life. The newness is something better than anything that’s come before.

  5. We have a different identity. We are now identified with King Jesus.

No Strings Attached

A Kingdom Table is a Generous, No-Strings-Attached Table!

  1. Generosity will cause us to cut the strings from your table.

  2. When we cut the strings It exposes and aligns our priorities. Our excuses are flushed out of hiding by generosity and we are forced to deal with our actual motivations. This is true both when receiving the generosity of others and being challenged to step into generosity.

  3. Then as we cut the strings we will find proper urgency.

Meet Needs.  Go Low.

If we dine like Jesus our Table will be marked by compassion and humility. Luke 14:1-11

  1. Meet Needs.  A genuinely compassionate table is a space where people have their needs met.  In order to meet people’s needs two things have to be happening: see people and be active.

  2.  Go Low. A genuinely humble table will be filled with folks that are eager to go low.  Folks who serve.  Folks who do not assume that the honor and attention should be theirs.  This sort of humility has kills self promotion and affirms the value in others.

  3. Follow the Guest of Honor. Ultimately if we are going to be these sort of compassionate and humble people we need to see the trajectory of Jesus’ life.