23 LORD, I know that people’s lives are not their own; it is not for them to direct their steps.
28:30. quote of Francis Schaefer
( April 20, 2018 Unbelievable podcast)
2 story universe
1 st story – finite world w/o God where modern man lives
2nd story – meaning, value, and purpose
Atheist makes leaps of faith into 2nd story while paying lip service to atheism. Can’t live in the absurd world of the 1st story devoid of meaning and purpose and so lives
Atheism as. 2 story universe?
Down to up
& up to down
The Christian walk question:
Reverse the 2 story universe???
Loose hands / surrender
How do we discover occasions for God to show up
Francis Chan setting out to give as much as he makes in a year….
God’s smuggler – chapter 15
1. Ex: God’s Smuggler ( Bibles on car seat ) left there on purpose
( 2. 6:00:00 buying house )
Biblical basis :
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths
24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 25 For whoever wants to save their life[a] will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.
Ephesians 3:14-20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
1 Corinthians 1:26-31
26 Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28 God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, 29 so that no one may boast before him. 30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. 31 Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”[d]
How to we step into “ridiculous” life (Francis Chan)
How to we keep from getting lost or moving down into the l1st story”?
Prayer for Church future & individual choices
(Step into ridiculous and hold on loosely)