“authority” (Mark 1:21-28 lectio)

March 11, 2003



Mark 1:21-28 lectio: authority. Funny, I just happened to stumble across my old copy of Riding the Third Wave by Kevin Springer this morning. Authority. I think it’s more than power encounters; it’s the power to change people’s lives, whether quickly or slowly. …But I miss a good power encounter! In Japan, we used to pray for people to the point of recklessness. I think God honored that. It’s the old “faith is spelled R-I-S-K” thing.

++ Send your power to those who will be part of our home group. Send your power on my friends at work. Come, Holy Spirit. Fill me. Empower me. ++



Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.