April 11, 2021
The Vital Conversation of HOW not just WHAT
Sam McVay Jr.
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We are often distracted by "what is happening" to the point that we miss the underlying issue which of "how did this happen". Sam provides a biblical perspective of focusing more on the setup that leads to the sin than just the sin itself.
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We are often distracted by “what is happening” to the point that we miss the real issue which is “How did this happen?”
Personally according to Paul:
Galatians 5:16 (ESV)
16 “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.”
Corporately according to Nehemiah:
Nehemiah 1:3 (ESV)
3 “And they said to me, “The remnant there in the province who had survived the exile is in great trouble and shame. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates are destroyed by fire.””
Personally you should spend less time focusing on the “what” of your sins and more time in the “how” of your sins.
As the body of Christ we should spend less time focusing in on our “sinful what’s” and more time on our “setup how’s”.
So, a pandemic and politics lead to the manifestation of division and deception in the body of Christ.
I believe we should acknowledge the shame and disgrace of our bad moments in 2020 but then laser focus on how the gaps in walls and burned down gates got there and how we repair them so that the enemy’s sabotage of us is stopped.
How did masks divide the body of Christ?
How did nefarious narratives hijack the prophetic movement?
The “how’s” existed before 2020 and now that they are exposed must be deeply dealt with.
Sam McVay, Jr., Sermon, Unity