Left of teh Boom: Focus
?TRipping over my own self
** Want it to be somebody else’s fault
don’t recognize real nature
don’t appreciate real impact
CF man w/ Lion mauled....
** Last week—voices
will of God (good, pleasing, perfect)
how to get that
** This week—how to tell if what I’ve got is what I need
1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
The Problem of Accumulation
** Essentially this—in teh most basic human condition—if some is good more is better
** our default
Jesus doesn’t even disagree exactly (soul)
He puts focus on appetite (righteousness
1 “Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 2 Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.
*** Two needs when saved—heal and fulfill
In absence of those, go back to default—RELIEVE
Runners in games...
Spiritual application?—covered up
Two categories—not mnoral equivalence--
clue—this isn’t about getting saved, but living saved—FUNCTIONAL
*** often asking wrong question… (“Does it help me ruin
THE GREATEST GAIN IS OFTEN DFNOU IN STRATEGC LOSS
“Life doesn’t consist
*** Power here--”LAY ASIDE
** NOte throw off-
runners came into stadium w/ glorious robes—but when came time to race, threw them off. It may look pretty, but it just gets in the way.
12 The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.
8 But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.
22 to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires,
25 Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.
21 Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
1 So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.
14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
*** Vision of running (God has for us