Friday, July 10, 2009

Week 3

S: "I tell you the truth, all the sins and blasphemies of men will be forgiven them. But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin. He said this because they were saying 'He has an evil spirit." (Mark 3:28-30)

O: Lot's going on in this passage, but before we get there, i would like to take a stab at defining blasphemy. Blasphemy-is denying God and his work. The people in the passage were denying Jesus work and then giving credit to Satan. Other things going on in this passage...his family thinks he's crazy, people were saying that he was healing and doing miracles because of evil power, Jesus confronts them by telling them a story...then saying that thier sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit was unforgivable. Finally, at the end of today's passage, he shares confirms the idea that those who love and obey God are family!

A: As I was studying up on this idea I was encouraged because if we are worried about being guilty of this sin...we are showing evidence that our heart is soft to acknowledging the Father, the Son, or the Holy Spirit. I guess the thing I need to do, is to continue to repent, and pray that the Lord would keep my heart soft to the things of him...even if they seem wierd.

P: Lord, may your Spirit keep me attentive to the things of You? If it is of you...I want to think I want it. Jesus, you are my savior and King...may I humbly and honorably serve you as you give me different experiences of you. I love you...