Think with me about the need for and the power for refocusing
Jesus and the prayer/power cycles of his life.
Against this background of ministry, ebb/flow of life, with the first and second passion predictions of 9:22 and 9:44, the focus changes. Consider parallels in Mt. 4:17, 16:21.
Jesus and the purpose of his life.
Resolutely, with a new purpose. Geographic, yes, but more. This is his ultimate task. He will refocus, reprioritize, rethink his mission, and he will resolutely move toward his ultimate task.
Jesus and the rhythms of his life.
19:47; 21:27-38, the rhythms of his life can be the rhythms of our life, 22:39.
What are we to learn? As we begin again, is such possible? Can we refocus? Is this just "preacher talk"--artificial thinking, elders' dreaming. Is it possible to reestablish a new purpose, a new vision, a new dream. I believe the answer is yes, but we must understand how it is done in God's work.
What will be our "business as usual." Will it be prayer, will it be power, will it be faith, will it follow Jesus? What am I suggesting? As a starting point, that we should pray about it.
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