Check out this Post I put up on our young adult ministry's Blog earlier today... linked to logo...
There's a quote from Louie Giglio, the passion behind "Passion"
If you've ever wondered, that's what's driving Passion. Yes, we are moved by the glory of God, and the desire to see His fame come to the campuses of the nation. But there is a direct correlation between these millions of hearts awakening and His name echoing through the courtyards.We are not pouring our energies into Passion07 just so we can have another fantastic event for believers. Rather so that every student might have a chance to breathe mercy and be embraced by hope.Love that! Because seeing the world come to know Christ... and worship... are not diametric. They are complimentary. Check out Acts 2. The wind blew in the new season... the fire came and empowered the hungry then Peter walked outside into the earth and began speaking with a new boldness that other's noticed... and why? Because he was actually equipped to do the job right.
We know another Passion gathering is not the solution. That lies in the kindness of God and the willingness of those who do know Him to live out vibrant faith in open spaces so that one by one the numbers can shift and the anthem can grow louder for His renown
Our level of worship, hunger and willingness to submit to the Holy Spirit and it's authority is vividly displayed by the fact that we're impotent when it comes to changing the society around us. Worship is primary... it activates the tools necessary for effective evangelism and serving.
The problem with Martha was never her actions... it was that she didn't give Jesus his proper due while in His presence.