Adam’s Devo from February 4, 2021

From Adam

When Jesus calls his disciples, he doesn’t call the best of the best. He doesn’t call the scholars and the experts. He calls the less educated fishermen. He doesn’t call the popular, upright influencer and policy maker, he calls the sinner and the tax collector. If you look at all the stories throughout scripture when God calls people, you’ll begin to see a pattern. God will call someone, and then they will tell God why that’s a bad idea. They will come up with legitimate excuses for why they are the wrong choice for the job. They will resist God’s call. What’s interesting about Jesus calling the disciples is that they don’t resist. When Jesus says, “Come and follow!”
they follow. What are the legitimate excuses you give for why Jesus shouldn’t call you? Why do you think you’re the “wrong” choice. The good news is that Christ knows about all those legitimate excuses, and he calls you anyway. Today, slow down and lean into Christ’s call on your life. When you hear Jesus say, “Come and follow me.” —follow.

God’s up to something . . . be a part of it.

Adam’s Garage Talk from February 4, 2021

Adam’s Garage Talk from January 28, 2021

Adam’s Devo for January 28, 2021

From Adam:

The worst part about being the last one picked is that you’re actually not even picked. You’re left over. Neither team really wants you, but they’ll take you because they have to. That’s the best case scenario if you have an even number of players. Time and time again, scripture describes that God picks us. We are adopted. We are chosen. We are called. In Mark 3 Jesus goes up on a mountain and calls those he wants, and they come to him. Sit with that for a second. You are wanted. You are picked. God doesn’t call you because God has to, God calls you because God wants you. Why? Mark names a list of reasons for why Jesus calls those he wanted. You know what’s at the top of that list? You know what’s so important that it comes before all the others? It’s really simple. To be with Jesus. Jesus wants to be with you. You are called, chosen, adopted, because God has decided to be with you. Take a few moments today, resting in the gratitude of the reality that you are called, chosen and wanted by God. Take some time today, and just be with Jesus. God’s up to something . . . be a part of it.

Adam’s Garage Talk from January 21, 2021

Adam’s Devo from January 21, 2021

From Adam

What does it mean to be a Christian and an American? What does it look like for our discipleship to Jesus to influence our citizenship to our great nation? The volume on those question has been turned up this week with MLK Jr. day as well as a presidential inauguration. One of the passages of scripture quoted this week comes from the fourth chapter of Micah. Micah 4:4 was one of George Washington’s favorite passages to quote. See what Adam has to say about this passage from Micah in this week’s Garage Talk.

In days to come
the mountain of the Lord’s house
shall be established as the highest of the mountains,
and shall be raised up above the hills.
Peoples shall stream to it,
    and many nations shall come and say:
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the house of the God of Jacob;
that he may teach us his ways
and that we may walk in his paths.”
For out of Zion shall go forth instruction,
and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
He shall judge between many peoples,
and shall arbitrate between strong nations far away;
they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
and their spears into pruning hooks;
nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war any more;
but they shall all sit under their own vines and under their own fig trees,
and no one shall make them afraid;
for the mouth of the Lord of hosts has spoken
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God’s up to something . . . be a part of it.

Adam’s Garage Talk from January 14

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Adam’s Devo from January 14, 2021

From Adam

Ever wonder what bathroom graffiti and the Apostle’s Creed have in common? Watch this week’s garage talk to find out.

I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

God’s up to something . . . be a part of it.

Adam’s Devotional from January 7, 2021

From Adam:

This week’s images of violence from our nation’s capital are frightening. Did you know that violence took place on Epiphany? Never heard of Epiphany? Epiphany is the day we remember the three wise men visiting the Christ child. They bring him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Remember? It could be just a coincidence, but God may be trying to teach us something. Those three wise men were from a different religion, nationality, and maybe even different race than Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. That means that from the very beginning of the incarnation, Jesus brings together people who are different. So the invitation of Epiphany is to follow the example of the three wise men. Wherever you are, whatever far off opinion or perspective land you live in, to journey from that place to the Christ Child and offer him gifts. If you’re fresh out of myrrh then give Jesus what you have to offer, yourself and all your opinions. Then from that place of giving your life to Chirst, love those who are different from you, because you know Christ loves them too. God’s up to something . . . be a part of it.

Adam’s Garage Talk- January 7, 2021

 

 

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