But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.
God of the Unlikely
“The Apostle Paul [Jewish zealot who persecuted Christians to death] was the least likely candidate in the universe to spearhead the spread of Christianity.”—Tom Steller, at the pastoral staff meeting last week.
The boy named David was an unlikely victor over the giant Goliath.
Trumpets and shouts were unlikely demolition equipment for the walls of Jericho.
An unlikely virgin girl mothered the Son of God.
Don’t rule out the unlikely. In the providence of God, likelihood is a non-factor.
Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Pastor for Small Groups, North.