Zero Church is dealing with the topic of Power this Saturday night. Sam and I were talking about it at breakfast. Well, because he has been sickly and is wondering if he'll be up to preaching. -- Whoa . . . I've never preached before, but I have talked in front of groups. His sermon outline shouldn't be too hard to follow. . .
I'm basically kidding. Behind the pulpit (though we don't have one) is not a place I want to be. And we know it will all work out -as it always does- as to how the service goes Sat. night, that is.
Last week's service was on sex. It was good. I only grabbed Jamie's arm once during the talk. She was sitting next to me and I feel comfortable enough around her that I can grab her arm if I feel like grabbing onto somebody after a wild thing is said. Anyway, Sam gave a good, and definitely interesting talk. The week before that he talked about money. That was good, also. This week - power. My thought was how can that be as interesting? But talking with him at breakfast it became clear to me that that IS interesting - and a POWERful topic.
Especially in the culture we live in . . . where beauty is power, and youth is power, and money is power, and intellect is power, etc., etc. It's like (Sam said) we're all basically living 'in high school'. We all want to get the attention - but the right kind of attention. We all want the power.
And Jesus turns it all on its head. . . by serving. And dying. Oh, and by being born as a helpless baby, instead of making his first appearance as a powerful king.
So that's how this post is today.
Comment if you like. Even if you don't like. I'm needy when it comes to comments.
I know, it's a weakness of mine, this neediness. Hmm. Maybe I don't need any comments - but just need to bask in my weakness . . . yeah, that's what I'm needing . . . Hmm. . .