Posts Tagged ‘Dead Dog’

Do you remember the scene from “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” where Indie is over the edge of the cliff and the Holy Grail is right at his fingertips?  Indie is at that crisis moment where everything he has ever been looking for is jjuusstt wwiitthhiinn rrreeeaaaccchhh, but his life is hanging by a thread.  And then his father calls him by name, “Indiana, let it go.”

Clasp hands, pull to safety, and a happy ending!

If only the difficult choices could be that easy (and if only there was theme music!). 

One of the highlights of yesterday’s message was the moment of discovery that the covenant God offers us is so huge that it takes two hands to hold on to.  If you are going to cling to the covenant, you must let go of everything else.

For Mephibosheth it meant letting go of the “dead dog” mentality.  What does it mean for you?  Is there anything you are holding on to that is keeping you from embracing the grace and peace God’s covenant offers?

Shame?  Fear?  Unforgiveness?  Sin?

I believe your Father in Heaven is calling you by name today.  He is inviting you to let go of your disappointment and embrace His covenant.

Clasp hands, pull to safety, and a happy ending!


Follow the link to access Pastor Eric’s message on Mephibosheth from last Sunday at http://efcsweetwater.com/index.php?nid=11648&s=gl

You Heard it at EFC

Been trying to remember one of those awesome songs we sang?  Here is our worship list from yesterday, for those of you who just absolutely need a copy for yourself.  You can find them for purchase on itunes.com.

  1. “Everlasting God” by Chris Tomlin – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhMdWjL2kiU
  2. “Friend of God” by Israel Houghton – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1nkeSUnYgU
  3. “Amazing Love” Hillsong – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0XFqyGMNMU
  4. “Never Let Go” by Matt Redman – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIAdgLR1ZGw
  5. “Blessed By Your Name” by Matt Redman – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL3NFhmxQxs
  6. “Grace Like Rain” by Todd Agnew – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcGJb-mPMmg

 Sunday Preview

Next Sunday is Missions Sunday.  I look forward to providing seed to our sowers as we bless the nations!  We will also provide an opportunity to give toward our youth as they prepare to head to camp.

 Our hero focus for Sunday is Joshua.  There is one line in the Bible that sets him apart to lead a nation.  Do you know what it is?

Read Full Post »