Somebody turn off the water!
Ancient doctors tested the sanity of their mental patients. Placed in a room, the faucet was turn on and a stop put in a drain so the sink would overflow. The patient was given a mop and the door closed. If the patient had enough sense to turn off the water or pull the stopper, they were okay to leave. If they didn’t and continued to mop, they weren’t ready to leave the hospital.
Do you ever feel like that patient? The problems keep overflowing and you don’t know what to do. Believing in Jesus hasn’t solved your problems and you’re finding it hard to keep believing.
This Sunday, September 20, I will conclude a sermon series called COMMITMENT from Luke 8. This week I will share the message: “Commitment to Believe.” We get a glimpse into the despair of two different people, a man and a woman, and their persistent belief in Jesus in Luke 8:40-56.
An unnamed woman believes that if she just touches the hem Jesus’ garment she will be healed – and she is. A father has a daughter receives word that his daughter has died while waiting for Jesus to arrive and Jesus challenges him to still believe – and Jesus brings her back to life.
I hope you will join me as we are challenged to make a commitment to believe in Jesus in spite of the failure of human help and when Jesus is all we have to believe in.
We will continue to have church services in our building at 9:00 am or 10:30 am. For more information about our reconnecting guidelines, visit RECONNECT. You can also watch our pre-recorded service with the same message on Facebook Live or YouTube Live on Sunday at 9:00 am or 10:30 am.
Join me this Sunday.