An Essential Truth (4 of 4) by Jerry Watts

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An Essential Truth (4 of 4)
Series: Fresh Start
Jerry Watts
Luke 7:36-48

As we have spent this month focused on the thought ''Fresh Start'', I pray that each of us has experienced a ''FRESH START'' in our walk with God. Every now and then we need a ‘reboot.’ In this computer age, we know what it is for the computer to work through so many operations, process so many bits of data, and run so many programs, that it hangs up. Then NOTHING works right. You call a technician and what does he say? Let’s reboot. A reboot means that the power is taken from the processor, the RAM (Random Access Memory) is erased, and computer restarts with just the basics required for processing.

RAM is that part of the memory which contains the most recent information which has been used by the computer. That information is held in the RAM to allow the computer to run the needed programs, to run more smoothly, and to run more quickly. Interestingly, RAM memory continues to get larger and larger with each passing generation of computers - and the need for reboot become more and more necessary.

Compared to our minds and life, consider how much information is fed into our minds to help us function, more smoothly, and more quickly. The problem is that much of the information we feed into our minds are counter-productive to our walk with Christ. Think about the information from the newspaper, TV, conversation, books, and the like - now, ask how much of that information aids, assists, or enhances your walk with Christ? Your answer will depend on your honesty.

We are going to take a look at a story which is somewhat familiar, somewhat surprising, and somewhat sad. It is always sad to me, when I read of or see someone who ‘believes’ they are part of the spiritual elite only to discover that the one who is thought to be spiritually empty is full.

(READ TEXT) Wow. Jesus went to dinner in the house of a ''Religious Leader'' and concluded the evening by saving a soul and teaching a ...

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