Common to Uncommon
Acts 17:6 (NKJV) But when they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some brethren to the rulers of the city, crying out, “These who have turned the world upside down have come here too.
1 Peter 4:3-4 (NLT) You have had enough in the past of the evil things that godless people enjoy—their immorality and lust, their feasting and drunkenness and wild parties, and their terrible worship of idols. Of course, your former friends are surprised when you no longer plunge into the flood of wild and destructive things they do. So they slander you.
Christ was good at taking something very common in culture and making it uncommon. Taking a world around Him and turning it completely upside down. This is what upset so many of the Romans. They had their society faithfully following them, and then Jesus shows up and messes up their plans.
Consider the following this morning:
What are some things in life that are uncommon that in time become common?
What are some things in life that are common that can be used in uncommon ways?
We often think of the uncommon becoming common, but God had a way of taking the common and making it uncommon. Following me? Hang in there.
Christ could take something…Old and make it New. He pointed out that the Last will be First. That those who are the Greatest are the ones considered to be the ones who Serve (Servants). He reassures us that the Weakest are the Strongest, and that the Poor are actually the ones who are Rich.
Common… Uncommon in their minds…
Practicing His Presence,
Nate Smith is a college baseball and football coach, a husband, a father of 6 girls, grandpa to 3 granddaughters, a police chaplain, a pastor, and has a passion to see men grow in Christ.
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