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This Sunday – May 19th

Are you a glass half-empty or a glass half-full person?

Does it depend on the day? The weather?

Your response to these words of Jesus might tell you.

Ask and it will be given to you.

Seek and you shall find.

Knock and the door will be opened to you.

At times those words have inspired me with great faith, boldness and hope.

At other times the same words have mocked me.

Some people have actually lost their faith because of these words.

At the Gathering Church this Sunday we will discover why these words made absolute sense to the one who said them and the ones who first heard them. Found in Matthew 7:7-12, they occur in the home-stretch portion of the Sermon on the Mount, a summary of Jesus’ teaching about how to live well by experiencing God’s kingdom now.

The secret of understanding these promises from Jesus is found in understanding the ‘scale’ of your life.

How does God change the scale of everything?

Half-empty or half-full?

Or maybe, “Where did you get the glass?”

Comments

  1. William E Reid says:

    Was a glass half empty person. I was lucky to meet good people who became my friends and who left lasting impressions. I still cannot figure out if I am a glass half full person, or it just seems that way because the Lord keeps easing my path.