Summary: Jesus came to rescue you, not just forgive you but heal, redeem, and restore you too. It's not just about what you've done, it's also about what's been done to, said to, and said about you.
Wasn’t that awesome! Let’s give it up for Wade…giving us a little Valentines Day serenade. So we have a lot to celebrate today, but first things first. How about last Sunday…Denver Broncos World Champions? That’s what I’m talking about. Thank you Lord Jesus for great defense amen. Feels good to be a World Champion doesn’t it? Yes it does. So there is that, and today is Valentines Day, so happy Valentines Day to you and thanks for being willing to start that day with us. Having said that while this is a day where love is in the air and that’s all good for some of us today, for some of us today is a reminder of what once was, what’s been lost, or brings thoughts of what may never be or never be again. So, let’s pray before we roll into this today.
That’s better. Okay, so hey good morning and welcome to this place that we call DCC it really is great to have you with us especially if you are new. If that is you we want to make sure that you know that all of your story is safe and welcome here regardless of how it reads, you belong with us regardless of what you believe and you really are in a room full of people just like you. We mean that, hope you feel that and experience that in your time with us today and that you want to come back. So special shout to you if you are new, and to all of our friends out there who can’t be here but are tuning in to watch us online right now too, it is so good to have you with us.
If you haven’t been around we are in a series called Ransomed Heart and the simple tag line of the series is Love God – Live Free. That makes it sound like it is a simple two step process, if only it were that easy. There are lots of us in the room who have loved God for a long time and yet when we are honest…living alive and free would not be the way that we would describe our lives. The truth is for most of us there is this feeling that something is still missing in all of this, that we were made for so much more and we know it. So we have spent the past several weeks searching for what may be missing for that something more that we created for. We have talked about our invisible lives, some things that are going on beneath the surface that we may not be paying attention to. We have talked about the importance of understanding the larger story that we find ourselves living in. We have talked about the uniqueness of the masculine heart and the feminine heart and explored what we are doing with the deep desires of our hearts. All great stuff, so what’s next? What’s left to talk about? Great question. So let’s jump back into this today with this…
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If that doesn’t get your heart beating I don’t know what will. In the movie Taken 17 year old Kim Mills is the pride and joy of her father Bryan’s heart. If you don’t know the story she tricks him into a trip to Paris with a friend and when she arrives she is kidnapped by an Albanian gang of human traffickers. It’s a story of rescue. I mean, it’s Hollywood, it’s fiction, it’s not our personal story, but something about this scenes stirs something in us. If we were able to help we would all certainly do that. So, what is that? Where does that come from? Taken is the story of a father who will stop at nothing to rescue his child. Here is the part that we often miss, that is the story that every single one of us find ourselves living in too. This rescue thing is a big deal in all of our lives, it’s a big deal in this place we all find ourselves sitting in today and that’s why I want us to spend the rest of our time together today talking about it.
If you have a Bible we are ultimately going to be in Mark chapter 10 today. If you don’t have a Bible we would love to give you one. They are back on the back tables that you can grab right now if you would like if you close or on you can always grab one on your way out. As always you can hit our app or the You Version app too. Or you can ignore all of that and read along with me on the screens. So as we jump into this today we are actually going to start about 2/3rds the way through and then back track. Hopefully by the time we are finished it will all make sense. Mark chapter 10 beginning with verse 46…