Mosaic at the Majestic
February 17, 2019
Somewhere over the past couple thousand years, christendom adopted a mindset of "we have the answer....to everything." How did this happen? Think about the oldest book in the Bible, Job. Isn't it interesting that the story teller tells us of a God who asks Job a ton of questions? How about the journey of the Jewish people? Don't you find it telling that the namesake of these people is none other than Jacob, whose name is changed to "Israel"? Which, depending on how you translate it, can either mean, "contends with God" or "God contends (fights)". The story within which Jacob's name gets changed, is one where he wrestles with a celestial being, so it's pretty easy to see why many would understand it as contending with God. Think about that for a minute. The name the Jewish people become known by, is a name that insinuates wrestling or contending with God, not figuring everything out!
Fast forward a couple thousand years and Jesus is born. Our first recorded interaction between Jesus and others is when Jesus is twelve years old. He slips away from his parents and hangs out with some of the priests at the temple in Jerusalem. When his parents finally find him, this is what Luke says, "After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions."
I wonder if Jesus knew something that we (apparently) don't? I wonder if being a Christ follower would be much more inviting if we didn't portray ourselves as having all the answers, as much as having lots of questions? I wonder if our own faith would strengthen if we stropped trying to figure it all out and allowed ourselves to wonder?
Brunch Instructions This Week (last names beginning with...)
- A-M: Bring a hot breakfast dish to share with 8-10 people.
- N-Z: Bring fruit, juice, yogurt, granola or some other health food to share.
A great way to explore questions is through SharePlates. If you don't know what that is, you can learn more right HERE.
What to expect at our Sunday Gatherings at the Majestic
- 10:00 - Brunch
- 10:25 - Story tellers and greeters go to classrooms
- 10:30 - Dismiss kids for Godly Play
- 10:35 - 11:30 - Worship & Discussion
- 11:30 - Godly Play kids come up stairs
- 11:35 - Closing songs & Communion
- 11:45 - Blessing
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