Steven Furtick Sermons Danger In The Distance: Sometimes, our issues can get to the point that it consumes our identity, but sometimes it is not doubting the greatness of God that causes me to stay in dysfunction, it is questioning the goodness of God on a personal level, in my particular situation.
Distance creates distortion, the further a message has to travel, the more the chances of misinterpretation and misunderstanding. the closer we are to a person the more we understand and be more compassionate towards their situation, the more we would stop saying words like if i were you. we are not our issues and we must refuse to allow our identity which is the righteousness of God be consumed by our issues.
Leviticus 13 vs. 45 and 46 says, “Now the leper on whom the sore is, his clothes shall be torn and his head bare; and he shall cover his mustache, and cry, ‘Unclean! Unclean!’ He shall be unclean. All the days he has the sore he shall be unclean. He is unclean, and he shall dwell alone; his dwelling shall be outside the camp. this describes how a leper was seen and treated in those days.
Pastor Stephen Furtick wants us to understand the leper in the bible who approach Jesus broke all the protocols and did not keep the appropriate distance, he moves in the wrong direction and towards something that he does not does not deserve, he was supposed to stay 50 paces away from people but he moved towards grace, he moved towards something greater just because he believed. the first step the leper took toward coming closer to Jesus must have been the hardest, we can only imagine the struggles in his mind that he had to go through, therefore we must take our first step in closing away the distance in our relation with christ
THE BIBLE VESRSE FOR THIS PREACHING
Mark 1 vs-45
Leviticus 13 vs. 45 and 46