Sun, 27 January 2013
January 20, 2013
Sermon Series: What On Earth Are We Doing?
What On Earth Will You Think of Next?
The Great Tomorrow Question
Synopsis: My sermon title come from the third of Robert Fulghum’s “Great Mother Questions” in What On Earth Have I Done: Stories, Observations, and Affirmations. Fulghum writes that this question has “ongoing relevance”. It is a way of asking if my mind is a stagnant cesspool of worn-out notions or if I am mentally active—still replacing archaic information with fresh and better ideas? Am I still thinking—still asking—still learning?
I remember being asked that question as a child. Now as an adult, husband, father, grandfather and pastor I get asked that question for a whole different set of reasons and expectations. As a believer I hear that question within the context of imagination.
Can you imagine a reality different from what you are experiencing now or have experienced in the past? If you can then maybe you are ready for the next step in your journey to that new reality. What has been doesn’t have to be the only determining factor in what will be. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said to a group of fishermen, “and I will show you how to fish for men.”(Mt 4:19, NLT) Imagine that!
Scripture Text (NLT): Matthew 4:18-20; 2 Corinthians 5:1-10; 1 Corinthians 15:51-57
Scripture Reading: Matthew 4:18-20