Quick Word from Pastor Rob
Make no mistake Jesus was all about excellence. When people observed Him in action that was the conclusion they came to. In Mark 7:37 we read these words: “They were astonished beyond measure saying, He has done all things well. He makes both the deaf to hear and the mute to speak”. All too often in life we are willing to settle for mediocrity. It’s a comfortable place to be that draws no attention, or solicits any judgement. However, excellence has some benefits.
Excellence brings thrill to life. Why do you follow your favorite baseball team? Why do you rush out to see the latest blockbuster movie? Why do you dream about that car? Why do you want to ride the biggest roller coaster in the world and not the merry go round? It’s the thrill! In the spiritual realm excellence call us to a higher standard. Paul writes in Philippians 1:10: “That you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ”.
Excellence is contagious. The disciples were men that got excited about following Jesus. They willingly gave up their professions to be a part of changing the world with the gospel. Peter said: “we have left all and followed you”. Often when Jesus would heal someone He would tell them not to tell anybody. They went out and told everybody!