arrogance is not my intention

I am thinking that this Sunday’s message has the potential to be really good. I am not bragging. It is not my message. It is God’s message. But at the risk of sounding salesmanesque… you really need to hear this one!

We are wrapping up Semper Paratus, an in-depth look at the amazing life of Gideon in Judges 6-7.

Semper Paratus is Latin for “Always Ready”. God told Gideon to be always ready to go, be strong and rescue. (Judges 6:14)

There are 3 reasons why this message is going to rock.

Gideon’s story is one of the most entertaining and inspiring stories in the Bible. The stuff he did was miraculous and kind of unbelievable.  There is a bunch of motivation we can get from his life.

The story could not possibly be more pertinent to where Cross Community Church is right now. Our leaders are connecting with the story on a level that I haven’t seen in quite a while.

I feel like looking at Gideon is a glimpse into my life right now. Those who know me best have to be raising their eyebrows as I work my way through these passages. This Sunday will only be more of the same. Pay close attention to the major points I will make, if you want to explore the deep recesses of the sometimes unusual ways in which I think.

But the message is not about me, it is about Gideon. More importantly, it is about God and what He wants to do in your life. So forgive me if it sounds like I am promoting myself. I don’t mean it that way.

3 Replies to “arrogance is not my intention”

  1. I’ve visited this ice cream place once. The thing that will forever be etched in my memory was that they distinguished their scoop sizes with the amount of investment made. It goes “Like it!”, “Love it!”, Gotta have it!”.

    Obviously, “Gotta have it” was the largest investment and usually took more then one person to eat. It might sound silly , but I look at leadership this way. Basically, you got a leader, leading, and then eventually others to follow and pitch in, right? Yet, if I’m honest, leader’s instilled with the “Gotta have it” mentality, like they way Gideon did is what God asks of us.

    I don’t see leaders who “Like it” Ready to Go, and Rescue. If less is more with God, then you “Gotta have that” or nothing at all!

    Always be ready, go, rescue!

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