Gods Biggest Idea

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* Exodus 19:1-6 – Exactly two months after the Israelites left Egypt, they arrived in the wilderness of Sinai. After breaking camp at Rephidim, they came to the wilderness of Sinai and set up camp there at the base of Mount Sinai. Then Moses climbed the mountain to appear before God. The Lord called to him from the mountain and said, “Give these instructions to the family of Jacob; announce it to the descendants of Israel: ‘You have seen what I did to the Egyptians. You know how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now if you will obey me and keep my covenant, you will be my own special treasure from among all the peoples on earth; for all the earth belongs to me. 6 And you will be my kingdom of priests, my holy nation.’ This is the message you must give to the people of Israel.”

* God’s Biggest Idea: Take a group of people who are slaves, redeem them, and then empower them to help other people connect to God.

* Challenge # 1 – Confinement

* Mark 2:15 – While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples…

* Mark 2:16 – But when the teachers of religious law who were Pharisees saw him eating with tax collectors and other sinners, they asked his disciples, “Why does he eat with such scum?”

* Mark 2: 17 – “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.”

* Challenge # 2 – Contamination [EDITOR’S NOTE: JB DOES NOT WANT THESE LISTED LIKE RB DOES. JUST KEEP IT AS #2 ONLY

* Challenge # 3 – Comfort

* Journal Entry – “Jonathan, you were once the person drowning in the water, but by my grace you received a life preserver, and that life preserver is Jesus

Christ…and you still have it. But Jonathan, if you are not careful, you can enjoy all the benefits of the best LIFE possible, and ignore the people and place from which you were saved.”

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