“Saving the World“

Speaker: Troy Champ

Series: Other Messsages

Primary text: Luke 4:40-43, Mark 1:35-38

Speaker: Troy Champ
Series: Other Messsages
Primary text: Luke 4:40-43, Mark 1:35-38

You can't save the world.

In today’s culture, we place a high value on being busy and working hard. To be sure, the bible calls us to glorify the Lord through our work by pouring our hearts into everything we do (Col. 3:23-24; 1 Corinth. 15:58). But too often, this is taken too far. As we try to “save the world” for everyone else, we disregard our own spiritual well-being in the process. You can’t save the world.

Ironically, even the savior of the world demonstrated to us that we can’t save the world. Jesus frequently went away from his work to seek God the Father in solitude and prayer. In following Jesus’ actions, we have permission to pursue the fine balance between pouring ourselves fully into good earthly endeavors and retreating into silence, rest, and solitude to reconnect with God.

Other texts in this message: Colossians 3:23-24, 1 Corinthians 15:58, Matthew 14:13, Luke 5:15-16, Mark 6:30-34

Homework

Carve out a little time to connect to God everyday.

Devotional Recommendation:
My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Book Recommendation:
Soul Keeping by Ortberg

Join a small group

Song Recommendations:
Lean Back by Capital City Music
Be Still by Storyside B

Read the article, Personal Soul Care by Dallas Willard

Verse for the Week: Psalm 46:10

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Worship Songs

Who You Say I Am
Reuben Morgan and Ben Fielding

O Come to the Altar
Mack Brock, Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, and Wade Joye

Amazing Grace
John Newton and John P. Rees


SEARCHABLE  CONTENT

You Can’t Save the World, Troy Champ, Rest, Boundaries, Jesus, Colossians 3:23-24, 1 Corinthians 15:58, Matthew 14:13, Luke 5:15-16, Mark 6:30-34, Luke 4:40-43, Mark 1:35-38, Saving the World, Dallas Willard, Saying No