The Art of Being All There (2 of 5) by Kerry Shook

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The Art of Being All There (2 of 5)
Series: Love At Last Sight
Pastor Kerry Shook

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• Mark 12:30-31 (NIV)

Being All There Involves:
1. "…All my heart….": AFFECTIONS

The Greek word for "heart" is Kardia - The core or center of your life.

• Prov. 4:23 (NLT)

• Luke 12:34 (NIV)

• Give undivided attention

• Give constant appreciation

2. "… All my soul….": EMOTIONS

The Greek word for "soul" is Psyche - emotions, feelings, attitudes, and will

• Don't be afraid to Express Emotions

• Don't run from Emotions

• Don't rely on Emotions


For one weekend every year, the sleepy little, middle Tennessee town of Manchester, becomes the third largest city in the state, right behind Nashville and Memphis, as the population swells from 9,000 to over 100,000 people, as music lovers from all over the world descend upon this little town for one of the largest music festivals in the world called Bonnaroo. Now there are hundreds of bands that play on various stages, and some of the top groups this last year were The Dave Matthews Band, Jay-Z, Kings of Leon, Need to Breathe, and many, many more, and 100,000 people come into this plowed cornfield outside of Manchester, TN, for three days during the Summer every June, and they listen to bands play continuously all through the night. Now it's a pretty amazing site, and I just wanted to show it to you, because if you'll look really close, pretty far in the back, two-thirds to the right, that's me. Yes, your pastor was at Bonnaroo this year, and it all started because my wonderful wife, Chris, said to me, Kerry I just came up with something that you can do to really bond with the boys, where you can practice the art of being all there, because Josh just told me about this big music festival that's not too far from Nashville. And see our son, Josh, goes to college in Nashville, loves music, and she said this would be the perfect thing. So I'm online, and I'm going to get tickets right now, and apparently I wasn't practicing the art of being all there. I must have been really distracted, because I said, yeah, go for it. Great. It's wonderful. Didn't really think too much of it. And when I got to Nashville and I took Josh and some of his friends out to dinner, Josh was proud to say, hey guess what guys? My Dad is going with me ton Bonnaroo, and one of his friends from across the table said, you're kidding. Why? And I said, whoa, whoa, wait a minute. Are you asking why because you're wondering why a college kid would want to bring their Dad to Bonnaroo, or you're wondering why a Dad my age would want to go to Bonnaroo. He said, both, dude. I mean I was there last year. It just a big mud fest with 100,000 people. I like it, but I can't imagine you there. That's really interesting. And I thought, OK.
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