Living at the End of your Rope
This week we started with our Middle school and High school students in their community groups a series where we are going through the “Sermon on the Mount”. It is so awesome to see students really want more out of the bible and to take the time to really dive in. I thought that the verses that we started with were really kind of appropriate for what is going on in the world today. With finances going crazy, housing market diving in the tank, and the struggles in our homes. I thought that this might be something that we all can listen too.
Matthew 5:1-3 (Msg) When Jesus saw his ministry drawing huge crowds, he climbed a hillside. Those who were apprenticed to him, the committed, climbed with him. Arriving at a quiet place, he sat down  and taught his climbing companions. This is what he said:
 “You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule. (emphasis added)
I have to think a lot of people that feel that way right now they are at the end of their rope. I read the other day about a man that lost his job and was losing his house. He became so upset about this that he went home and killed his family, mother, wife, kids, and then himself. He didn’t know that Jesus was there for him, he had never experienced the grace that comes from knowing Jesus as his personal savior.
My prayer is that each one of us finds that one place where we are at the end of our rope.
Where have you seen God more and more in your life?
Take some time to read through the Sermon on the Mount in the Message version