Sunday Setlist, August 26, 2012

The trouble with traditions…

Traditions can be great, but they can also get us in trouble when the get out of whack! In today’s message, we looked at Mark 7:1-13 where Jesus confronts the Pharisees about their love of tradition over the commands of God. They had raised the traditions of man above the commands of God – something we too often run the risk of doing ourselves. We also got to share a clip from the beginning of “Fiddler on the Roof” (The First part of the Tradition’s song where Tevye tells how they have traditions for everything, “And where do these traditions come from? I’ll tell you… I don’t know.”) And a clip from Seinfeld illustrating how we can elevate traditions to the point where we forget the reason the tradition was instituted in the first place.

Today’s Worship

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About Matthew Starner

Matthew Starner is pastor of Journey of Faith Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where they help people take their next step on their journey with Jesus.

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