We’re All in This Together
Aug 16, 2015 - Andrew Wermelskirchen
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Recap: Continuum: We’re All in This Together
If you’ve ever been on an airplane, you know that there are three seating options: window, middle, and aisle seat. As the flight finally comes to an end and the captain makes the announcement that the plane will be making its descent, all of the energy shifts to what is happening outside the plane as people try to catch a glimpse of the view. Though everyone is sitting in different places scattered throughout the plane, they all have a few things in common. They all are people with beating hearts just trying to get from point A to point B.
For the last couple of weeks we’ve been in a series called Continuum where we look at the continuum- this ongoing story- of God specifically though the lens of David. David was anointed to be King even though he was didn’t fit the part. He conquered Goliath even though the odds were strongly against him. All of this happened so that God’s continuum could continue.
The scripture we read this week was 2 Samuel 7:8-16. There is a promise within this text, and a very important one. Within these words lies a promise that the Lord is going to send Jesus, and he will come from the line of David. This promised changed the course of the continuum.
We know that the promise was fulfilled. Jesus did come. He performed miracles. He shared meals with the people on the fringes of society. He invited people in simply by saying, “follow me.” He didn’t say here are a list of requirements, he said, “come and see.” He died for our sins, and when he returned to his disciples, he sent them out to further the continuum. He sent them out to invite others in. And he give us the same command.
We are a part of the fulfillment of God’s promise. We are part of the continuum. We have a duty to be inviting others in.
Think about it like this: If you are the person lucky enough to sit in the window seat, when you look out and see an amazing view, are you sticking your face in the window so only you can see, or are you turning to your neighbor and saying “hey, you’ve got to see this”? The kingdom of God is like that incredible view, and we often get to sit in the window seat and see his glory, but we need to make sure we’re turning to our neighbor and inviting them to catch a glimpse of that glory as well.
This week, think about the people in your life who you might be needing to invite in. Maybe you’ll even invite them to The Chapel next week! Either way, we hope to see you on Sunday!
Monday: Luke 2:1-7
Tuesday: Luke 2:8-20
Wednesday: Luke 2:21-32
Thursday: Luke 2:33-40
Friday: Luke 2:41-52