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Holy Water (July 1 message)

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Holy Water                                                                 2Sa
23 08-39
30
June – 1 July 2018, Christ Mountain Top, Glen Summit Chapel
      The Lord’s Table & National Holiday
Praying
the Psalm, Psalm 42
Children,
Mark 14.17-26
Message,
2 Samuel 23.8-39
Solo,
“Land of My Sojourn” (Rich Mullins)
Intro
Campfire
stories with dad and the boys
      Scar & the shark
      Living legend
These
men, legends in their own time, all of them loyal to David
Effective
formation
(fruitful formation)
Examples
      Baseball, Tyler
      Eleazar son of Dodo, son of Ahohi – hand
“froze” “clung” to sword
What
forms us?
      Video games? Gardening?
      A knowing that is doing, spiritual
practice
      Christ Church values:
·       Worship,
Community, Mission
·       Giving,
faithful, real
·       Reconciliation
      3 General Rules (fall series?)
Formed
by what we commit to and repeat, with courage

Entire
devotion
(daring devotion)
Bosses
wishes interpreted as direction – puppet stage
      This takes it to another level!
Even
the greatest of leaders is not worthy of entire devotion
      only God is
      redirected worship (apostles, Acts
10:25-26)
      not to be consumed, but consecrated
      too often in orgs, we use people, rather
than develop them
Even
the greatest of leaders is not worthy of entire devotion
      David and Uriah the Hittite
      His loyalty rewarded by his own murder
      Anyone who places their entire loyalty in
another human being
Even
David’s thirst is not simply for a taste of home but for God
      All other thirsts are simply reminders of
what we need most
We
have received this very level of devotion from Jesus
      humility … we are not worthy of this
gift
            “Not worthy to gather up the crumbs”
      a gift to share
            “poured out for you (Lk) and for
many (Mt/Mk)”
            not hoard but share
            invite others into discipleship
      so that we may be consecrated, not
consumed
            up to us to say “yes”