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Pulled Apart

Oct, 2017

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  • Pulled Apart - Brian Steenhoek
  • Pulled Apart - Eric Lins
  • Pulled Apart - Jesse Henkle
  • Pulled Apart - Alice Shirey

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  • October 20

    Community Center: Brian Steenhoek
    Sanctuary: Karla Chestnut
    Grundy County: Dave Bartlett
    Waverly: Alice Shirey

  • October 27

    Community Center: Karla Chestnut
    Sanctuary: Brian Steenhoek
    Grundy County: Alice Shirey
    Waverly: Dave Bartlett

  • November 3

    Community Center: Eric Lins
    Sanctuary: Alice Shirey
    Grundy County: Ed Baker
    Waverly: Juli Camarin

  • November 10

    Community Center: Juli Camarin
    Sanctuary: Ed Baker
    Grundy County: Eric Lins
    Waverly: Alice Shirey

  • November 17

    Community Center: Ed Baker
    Sanctuary: Juli Camarin
    Grundy County: Alice Shirey
    Waverly: Eric Lins

  • November 24

    Community Center: Alice Shirey
    Sanctuary: Eric Lins
    Grundy County: Juli Camarin
    Waverly: Ed Baker

Pulled Apart

It was a gathering!  Jesus and his disciples had arrived at the home of his friend, Martha, and she was getting things ready for her guests.  What hostess wouldn’t want to have things in order?  Instead of experiencing the joy of having friends in her home, Martha was “distracted” by everything going on around her (Luke 10:40).  Literally, the word for distracted means “pulled apart.”  At the same time Martha’s sister, Mary, had a different response.  Jesus said of the moment, “few things are needed… indeed only one.  Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”  Martha was pulled apart by the many things, but Mary chose the one thing - the better way.

Leighton Ford says that distraction can “split us down the middle” and even “divide us against ourselves!”  Distraction pulls us away from ourselves, our friends, our families and away from God.  The distracted life is marked by anxiety, hurry and frantic activity.  In this series we want to explore the temptation of distraction, and affirm God’s desire for a better way.   We will offer tools to help us navigate the many things going on around us and to choose a life marked by focus, peace and intentionality.