Have you ever had a moment that made you stop and think, “Wow, this changes everything?” Maybe it was finding out you didn’t make the team or that your parents were divorcing. Maybe it was finding out you’re good at something–or bad at something–that you didn’t expect. In these moments our lives change direction quickly. The funny thing is, nearly everyone who met Jesus had one of those moments. They came in with a plan, a direction, an identity. And as soon as they spent any time with Jesus, those ideas were turned upside down. As we look at four of these stories, we find that an encounter with Jesus has the power to flip our lives as well.
Session 2: “Losing Control” (March 5):
Who really calls the shots in your life? Think about the most powerful person you know. Reality is, no matter how powerful that person is, there are some things he or she still can’t control. Jesus met a man like that. This guy had assistants for his assistants. Everyone followed his orders. But at the end of the day, someone he cared about was really sick and there was nothing he could do to change that. However, he understood something about authority that we could all learn from. He understood that when his ability had run out, Jesus’ ability kept going. And trusting Him to be in charge flipped everything.
When your ability runs out, Jesus’ ability keeps going.