Sermons on Mark
Names have meaning. There is a personal connection when someone recognizes you by name. God is referenced by many names throught the bible. Today let us look at the first name He is referenced by. Elohim, a plural non-personal title meaning strength and power. He is the power to create the universe and the strength of recreate you new.
The apostles have a crown on their minds, but Jesus had a cross on His. Christ teaches us that service is true greatness. Serve out of gratitude for what He has done.
You who feel justified by the law must live all the law. You who pick and choose parts of faith, act as your own gods. Let God be God. Live in the freedom He gave us in Grace, not freedom in the flesh.
If we are thinking of serving others by trying harder, there we are missing something. Serving needs to be part of a spiritual discipline. Practice serving through your gifts and in serving sacrificially.
Often out impatience is due to our table not matching up with Gods. Ultimately it could be a trust issue. Trust God, be patient. His timing is perfect.