10 Reasons You Should Watch This Video: 1. You knew me growing up and you can't imagine me as a pastor. 2. You don't like religion or religious people. 3. It's commercial free. 4. You're bored. 5. There's nothing good on TV. 6. It's the same length as any other show on your DVR. 7. It's the first & last time I'll ever preach in a robe. 8. It'll make you laugh. 9. You didn't go to church last Sunday. 10. It'll change the way you think about Jesus.
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My approach to teaching is basically “Keep It Simple, Stupid” (or “Silly” if “Stupid” offends your fragile sense of self-worth).
I like to make biblical concepts as simple as possible so people can easily wrap their minds around them. This isn’t hard for me since I, myself, am pretty simple-minded.
Last night, about 5 minutes before I was due to teach, I thought of this (see image below) as a way of illustrating God’s ultimate plan for the universe. In a nutshell, we’ve completely messed up God’s creation (through sin and its various effects on our world) and God is about to click “Restore” to return His creation back to its original condition (like it was before we screwed things up). All of the “viruses, corrupt files, messed-up settings, and useless apps” are going to be deleted and God’s creation will once again be “very good” (see Gen 1:31 & Rev 21:1-5).
So if you think of restoration as the goal and Jesus as the Restore button, then all you have to do is choose to “click” Restore. When you choose Christ, God begins the restoration process in you – a process that will ultimately result in — not just a new you — but a new creation altogether.
It doesn’t get much simpler than that!
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When I decided to follow Jesus Christ, God began a process of spiritual formation in me that impacted the entirety of my being.
I am not the same person I was before.
* It’s been a transformation.
* It’s been the gradual emergence of who God created me to be.
* It’s been revolutionary.
* It’s been a kind of spiritual metamorphosis.
* It’s been the evolution of a lifestyle of faith.
It’s been a “TRANSEMERGENARYMORPHOLUTION” (Or “TeMo” for short).
> I’ve learned there are aspects of knowing God that can only be discovered by personal experience.
> I cannot teach them to you.
> I can tell you about them; but you won’t really know them unless you experience them for yourself.
In TeMo there are four critical ways God reveals himself though personal experiences:
1. With our HEART.
2. With our HEAD.
3. With our HANDS.
4. With our FEET.
Last Sunday I had the privilege of teaching this concept to our congregation.
I hope you’ll take the time to listen and apply TeMo to your own spiritual journey.
It’ll change your life if you do.
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