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Sermons on Deuteronomy

Discernment: 40 Days

I hope you see that all of these tools help in some way simulate what Jesus was up to during His 40 days spent in the wilderness.  During that time, Jesus had nothing with him but stuff provided by God. Jesus removed all the stuff of the world from His experience; Jesus cut out the clutter.  But Jesus ALSO replaced the clutter with stuff that helped Him discern God’s will. That’s what these tools are about – finding some things to replace the clutter in your life, finding some things that direct your focus to God’s will for your life.  If you practice one or more of these things for 40 days, I am confident you will become much more at ease with this discernment thing…even with the seemingly tiniest decisions in your life.

A Story for the Generations

Y’all, I don’t know whether or not this stuff was meant to be taken literally. But I DO believe it conveys a very important message that in my opinion we have lost over the generations. And the message is quite simply this: if we don’t figure out a way to remember God’s story, not just once a week on Sunday morning but in the day-to-day motions of our lives, we WILL forget. Actually, we HAVE forgotten.

But the good news is that it’s not too late. We’re all still alive. We can all make the kind of change God communicated through Moses to those people so many generations ago. We can all add some rituals of remembrance to our lives.

A Question of Authority

Folks, these epiphany texts, they are a call for us to consider Jesus’ identity, Jesus’ absolutely amazing and life-changing identity, and to consider whether or not we are really accepting that identity and letting it make a difference in our lives. And if we’re not, it’s time to WAKE UP.