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Today’s Sermon

12 May

Hello again!

Today the Pastor preached on Luke 10:38-42. He said various things on the passage, but the main take-away I got from it was this:

We shouldn’t “classify” people are a “Martha” person, or as a “Mary” person… That is to say, we shouldn’t judge people based upon if they seem to us to be listening to God or going their own way. Rather, we should accept that some people simply are less mature than us in their faith, and that some people are simply more mature than us in their faith. However, we should never assume one or the other. It is very possible for a strong believer to simply be going through a bad time, while someone who normally is not at all mature in their faith can be going through a time of closeness with God.

So then, how did the pastor apply this in a way that could be actually used to benefit us? He said that, though we shouldn’t judge others, we should try to determine if we ourselves are like Mary in or faith, or if we’re like Martha in our faith… Meaning that, are we currently listening to what God’s will for our life is (like Mary), or are we kind of just going or our own way (like Martha)?

I think that’s a question we should all be asking ourself. However, I also think it’s important to always keep in mind that we can only grow in our faith, because of what Jesus has done for us. Indeed, in my opinion it’s only by focusing on Jesus’ finished work for us on the cross that we can ever mature in our faith.

You are Loved!

Joshua Cleveland

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Posted by on May 12, 2013 in Todays Sermon

 

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2 responses to “Today’s Sermon

  1. granonine

    May 17, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Did you take a break for a while, Josh? I haven’t been getting notification from you until just the last week or so.

     
    • Joshua Cleveland

      May 18, 2013 at 8:48 AM

      I actually did take quite a break, this is due to my needing to prepare for the “MSP Test” they have where I live… It was a several day thing, that required a great deal of preparation. Now though I’m trying to get back into the habit of posting regularly!

       

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