In this PODCAST, we will discover together an amazing privilege that is ours, especially given tormented world in which we live.
We have been given a unique gift of God’s blessing that Jesus Himself empowers us to bestow on His behalf to others.
Just so you know, this is the kind of person I long to be.
This blessing and privilege defines a pretty amazing purpose statement for our lives.
This is HUGE!
There are so many troubled people in this tortured world of ours. In case you hadn’t noticed, this world has become a #Very.Scary.Place. There seems to be a fog of uncertainty that leaves many of us reeling from feelings of unease in our world today — on a global level, as well as on a personal one. It seems to so many as if the world spinning out of control, as if their world is spinning out of control. To the point where God’s peace is the polar-opposite of what people experience in their self-medicated souls.
Something that is as unsettlingly true in our day as it was in Jesus’ day. Believe me: Life was tough then too.
So in this passage, a very gentle Jesus, who sees people then and now as harassed, helpless, confused, fearful, insecure, fragile… Precious people whom Jesus describes as vulnerable sheep without a loving, caring shepherd.
To people just like them, He then and He now offers the blessing of His peace: the calm contentment that in a world spinning increasingly out of control, Jesus is and ever shall be very much in control.
The most amazing aspect of this is the fact that — as you are about to hear — Jesus gave us, gave YOU, the ability to confer His peace on those so desperately in need of, and craving, His peace.
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Get ready to be encouraged. Super-encouraged, truth be known.
I say this because THE THING that everybody wants (and I say “everybody” without any fear of contradiction, without any worry of exaggeration)… THE THING that everybody wants is readily available, and ours for the asking.
It’s just that so many people have no idea what it is they really want. But trust me, we all want this…
You could call it “The Search for the Holy Grail.”
The Holy Grail: defined in two ways by our friends at the Webster Dictionary website:
1. In its formal usage: The cup/chalice from which Jesus supposedly drank in the Upper Room during the Last Supper, sought after (some would say) protected throughout the Middle Ages by the Knights Templar.
Which is NOT the Holy Grail to which I refer.
2. Informal usage: Something that we all very much want, but that is very hard to receive or to achieve.
Which is indeed the Holy Grail to which I do refer.
However, I would dispute the part about “very hard” to receive or to achieve.
As we are about to discover in this PODCAST, it’s not hard at all to find and to enjoy that Holy Grail — that which we all so desperately want and need (even if we don’t realize what the “that” is for which we are so desperately searching).
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