Total Dependence

Sunday’s sermon (September 23, 2012) at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church

Based on Mark 9:30-37, this sermon begins with the question of Jesus to his disciples:  “What were you talking about along the way?”

The disciple’s of Jesus were ashamed to answer, because they had been very self-centered in their conversations.  They had been debating who was the mosy important (the greatest) in the Kingdom of God that Jesus had come to establish.  “I am the greatest!” they had each taken turns saying.  “It’s all about me!”

Jesus took a child and put that child in the center of the room.

Jesus embraced that child and says, “Whoever welcomes a little one like this, in my name, welcomes me and the one who sent me.”

It’s a lesson about being missional – reaching, connecting, loving, and caring.

It’s also a lesson about how we stand before God.  We are totally dependent.  “In Him we live and move and have our being.”

Life flows from the Father, in the Son, by the Holy Spirit, into our lives.

Life flows through us, from the Father, in the Son, by the Holy Spirit.

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TRINITARIAN LETTERS: Your Adoption and Inclusion in the Life of God
by: Paul Kurts
publisher: WestBow, published: 2011-01-13
sales rank: 268997

Trinitarian Letters describes How YOU have been Chosen by God and Adopted by God and Included in the Life of God since before Creation. All made possible by Jesus Christ.

“” Pastor Paul Kurts illustrates through this important work , a Universal Theology of Love that Jesus would be immensely pleased with today. Paul demonstrates how all humanity are recipients of life and immortality through Jesus. These Christian messages inspire great hope for all showing the reader the vast difference between true Christian teachings of unconditional love and that of “”Religious dogma and bondage. Truely freeing! “”

Dr. Stanley D. Murphy, Ed.D. President, SMP Logistics, LLC

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Joe Johnson, B.S. University of Tennessee, B.L., Southern University of Law.

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