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Flatland/Pics: We Are the Water

Although this ser­mon was point­ed­ly focused on those of us who are part of Flatland Church the basic mes­sage is still valid for all Christians. Unfortunately, I pret­ty much lost all my notes that I took Sunday. Fortunately, you can lis­ten to the pod­cast at flatlandchurch.com Pastor Jeff taught us from Isaiah 54:2–3 [show]ERROR: The IP key is no longer sup­port­ed. Please use your access key, the test­ing key ‘TEST
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 that we need to take on God’s desire to see the lost saved, that we need to be the refresh­ing water  on the dry land of the world. Here are my extreme­ly abbre­vi­at­ed ser­mon notes, all that I man­aged to save.

  • God is obsessed with grow­ing His church
  • God has no bound­aries, He doesn’t lim­it where He brings sal­va­tion
  • God is agres­sive, don’t hold back.
  • God cares about the next gen­er­a­tion
  • God wants both cohe­sion and adhe­sion

As I look at those notes, I think they say it all except maybe the cohe­sion and adhe­sion part. We have before us a call, a call to to bring refresh­ing to peo­ple in need, seek the lost, to preach the Good News, and to love peo­ple no mat­ter where they are or who they may be. We are God’s hands, feet and voice. God has com­mis­sioned us to ful­fill His work. As Nike says, “Just Do It!”

Let me explain what Pastor Jeff meant by “God wants both cohe­sion and adhe­sion.”

  • Water has a cohe­sion fac­tor in which water droplets want and even seek oth­er water droplets that they may be togeth­er. We as a church must  seek one anoth­er out to help each oth­er, to sup­port each oth­er etc.
  • Water has how­ev­er an even stronger fac­tor called adhe­sion which caus­es water to stick to what­ev­er it touch­es so that it spreads out as well. We as a church also must be “sticky” in the world, that the world may be changed by the mes­sage of the cross. In oth­er words, we can’t just stay com­fort­able with each oth­er but we must also go out and bring refresh­ment to the world.
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