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Episode 036 – Don’t Avoid Starting Over
I like knowing stuff. I like being seen as a good person. I love being an expert. Weird that I became a pastor, right? But here’s the thing. As much as I like this stuff, I’ve discovered it’s not very good for me. Turns out that being an expert doesn’t help you grow spiritually.
Consider this: What you think you know about God might be getting in the way of really knowing God.
- Scriptures referenced:
- The story of Abraham’s calling. Genesis 11:27 – 12:4
- The story of Nicodemus. John 3:1-12
- Two of the most famous stories in the Bible, one from the Hebrew scripture and one from the Christian gospels, tell the same exact story in different contexts.
- The Divine Voice invited Abram to leave behind everything he knew and head out into the unknown.
- The Divine Voice through Jesus invited Nicodemus to set aside what he thought he knew in order to start again spiritually.
- Being an expert or being comfortable can be an obstacle to spiritual growth and a deeper connection to God.
- Consider if God is saying, “What you think you know about Me is getting in the way of really knowing me.”
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