Sent by the King (Living Out the Ancient Call)

Steve Jobs remarked this year in the Wall Street Journal, “When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. I wonder how many of us live life with that kind of clarity?  I wonder how many of us have a mission that is worthy of our life’s devotion?  Steve Job’s mission was “to make a contribution to the world by making tools for the mind that advance humankind.”  In other words, advancing humankind through technology.  I love technology; and there is no doubt that humankind has advanced technologically because of Steve Jobs.  But has humankind advanced morally and spiritually? A good man can use technology to cure a disease or send a message of hope.  An evil man can use technology to destroy a city or broadcast fear. How many of us are texting on our cell phones right now?  How many hours do we spend a week on facebook, or checking our email?  I want to invite you to unplug for a moment and consider whether you have a mission that is worthy of your full attention, and your life’s devotion?  In this message we consider Jesus’ mission, to redeem humankind by advancing the kingdom of God.  Click the link to download.

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