My team let me down, our expensive dinner wasn’t as good as I imagined, it poured down rain every day of vacation, that nagging cough is back again, my last car payment just got dropped in the mail and I was rear-ended at a stoplight. I imagine you have now thought of a few more life events that became big disappointments?
On many occasions my life feels just like the children’s book, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” by author Judith Viorst. Here’s the opening paragraph: He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. He went to sleep with gum in his mouth and woke up with gum in his hair. When he got out of bed, he tripped over his skateboard and by mistake dropped his sweater in the sink while the water was running. He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
There are some mornings when we just know it’s going to be one of those days. Maybe even worse than situations that are bad and leave us feeling disappointed, are times we disappoint ourselves. This weekend we will wrap up our current series, Breakthrough, from the Gospel of Mark. We’ve been checking out Jesus’ words that lead us to better life. If you have missed any of these important lessons, they are posted each week on our Journey App and website. www.journeychurchsite.org
From Mark chapter fourteen this weekend, we’ll grab final advice from Jesus on how to live or die a more consistent life each day. This part of Jesus’ life story is His final week on earth before His arrest, trial, and crucifixion for all sins for all time for everyone.
If you hate on yourself for being fickle or inconsistent at times, this lesson from Jesus gives each of us renewed hope. God is for us, not against us. He is aware of every sin and struggle we face. He came to save us from ourselves. If you’ve lost a little confidence in the human race, this lesson may be just what you need to get back on track.
If you are in town this weekend, join us in one of our services. Journey Sat@6pm is a small audience and you may like that a lot. If you prefer a larger crowd, our Sun@10:30am has about a hundred each week. Both services are identical - just different times and audience size. If neither of these scheduled times fits into your schedule, try our livestream on Facebook Sunday morning @11am.
Hope to see you soon. INVITE a friend who is looking for a church where everyone could feel welcome and belong. Journey has a genuine atmosphere of kindness and acceptance; especially felt by those who may have thought Church is not for them. God is for everybody. Not everybody knows. We are telling everybody.
See you somewhere on the Journey weekend…