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Summary: A Message built on Nooma #11 - "Rhythm" - by Rob Bell

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5 March 2006

Dakota Community Church

Are You In Tune?

The name NOOMA comes from the pronunciation of the Greek word pneuma meaning ’wind,’ ’spirit,’ or ’God’s movement or agency.’

This morning we are going to begin by watching the Nooma video “Rhythm”. In this video Rob Bell looks at what it means to have a relationship with God and he uses an allegory comparing it to playing a song.

Exodus 15:2

The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

Psalm 42:8

By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life.

Isaiah 55:12

You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.

Roll the DVD.

Now thinking about your relationship with God and comparing it to the playing of “the song”

Are you in tune?

If Jesus is the example of the song played to perfection, how are you doing in the areas Rob Bell mentioned?

1. Are you in tune with His truth?

I think that many of us now substitute expedience for truth. We say and do what is most practical for our own gain rather than standing up for what is true.

That is not what Jesus did. That’s not how the song goes.

Matthew 22:8-10

"Then he said to his servants, ’The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’ So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, both good and bad, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.

Matthew 22:15-22

Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words. They sent their disciples to him along with the Herodians. "Teacher," they said, "we know you are a man of integrity and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You aren’t swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are. Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"

But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, "You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me? Show me the coin used for paying the tax." They brought him a denarius, and he asked them, "Whose portrait is this? And whose inscription?"

"Caesar’s," they replied.

Then he said to them, "Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s."

When they heard this, they were amazed. So they left him and went away.

You may know a great deal of truth, like the members of the band Rob mentioned, but are you in tune with that truth?

If not make the appropriate adjustments.

2. Are you in tune with His love?

Sometimes those of us who are in the Church for a long time lose sight of this priority. Instead of loving others we slip into comparisons of lifestyle and that leads to judging instead of loving.

That is not what Jesus did. That’s not how the song goes.

Mark 1:40-41

A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, "If you are willing, you can make me clean."


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