Keep the main thing the main thing
Ezekiel 24-26/John 5-8
24:18-19 So I proclaimed this to the people the next morning, and in the evening my wife died. The next morning I did everything I had been told to do. Then the people asked, “What does all this mean? What are you trying to tell us?”
5:19-20 Jesus replied, “I assure you, the Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does. For the Father loves the Son and tells him everything he is doing, and the Son will do far greater things than healing this man. You will be astonished at what he does.”
:38 “You search the Scriptures because you believe they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me!”
6:60 Even his disciples said, “This is very hard to understand. How can anyone accept it?”
:68 Simon Peter replied, “Lord, to whom would we go? You alone have the words that give eternal life.”
OT Flash Points
Punishment for treatment of Israel & rebellion against God
The servant of God is first, above all else, the servant of God – et tu?
NT Flash Points
The Bread of Life given by God the Father
Will you take Me?
Or will you leave me too?
Come to Me & living waters will flow from you
When you lift Me up you’ll know
The last stirring of the pot
If we get past our allegiance to personal causes, or even righteous creeds and dogmas, into intimacy with Jesus, we will be able to detect when we are focused on the wrong issue
We will also have the sense to repent and get our loyalty realigned
We have to ask the Holy Spirit to help us do that
We can’t do it alone
If we do, it just becomes a new distraction