The Rock Weekly – January 12, 2022
Faith, Love, & Obedience
Pastor Mike is out of town, so this week’s update comes from Andrew Nemeth.
I hope you’ve had opportunities this week to practice radical faith, radical love, and radical obedience. It’s funny how we all want to be people of love, faith, and obedience; but demonstrating those traits is hard.
- Radical Faith requires us to face impossible odds and bleak circumstances.
- Radical Love requires us to show kindness and generosity to people who don’t deserve it; and worse, have hurt us intentionally.
- Radical Obedience requires us to put aside our wants and conveniences to follow instructions from God, His Spirit, and His Word.
It reminds me of Jesus’ words in Matthew 10.
‘If you refuse to take up your cross and follow me, you are not worthy of being mine. If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it. ‘
-Matthew 10:38-39 NLT
It’s our human nature to hold on to our life, but living radically for the Kingdom of God as knights requires a laying down of our life. Self-preservation and our comfort will tell us that’s not good–and it’s too painful or too costly. But Jesus promises that when we give up our life for Him is when we truly find it.
Everything apart from God will eventually ring hollow.
So embrace the hard moments and thank God for His grace that empowers us to do all He calls us to do.
We love you all,
Andrew Nemeth & The Rock Staff
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