Surprising God

Dear Mosaic Boston Family,

Is God ever surprised? Of course not. He knows all: past, present, and future. However, twice in the Gospels, Jesus "marvels," or is "taken aback." In Mark 6, the people of Nazareth (Jesus' home town), those who knew him best, refuse to believe in him. The text tells us "he marveled because of their unbelief." In some sense, he was unpleasantly surprised by their stubborn unbelief, and withdrew His presence and His power. 

However, in Luke 7, Jesus "marvels" at the faith of a Roman Centurion (army commander), one of the last people anyone would expect to become a Christian. Christ even says “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.” In response to such "surprising" faith, Jesus released His power in the Centurion's life. 

What was so "marvelous" about this man's faith? How can we develop a similar faith? Join us tomorrow as we study Luke 7:1-10.  

Praying for you!
Pastor Jan

Announcements:

Prayer Night
Friday, August 17th, 6:30-8 p.m. 
The Mosaic Prayer Team is hosting a prayer night to spend some time praying for our church, our city, and the world. Located in the Sanctuary balcony. Join us!

Mosaic Teens Game Day
Saturday, August 25th, 1-5 p.m. 
Mosaic Youth's next game day is at Boda Borg questing center in Malden. All teens in 6th-12th grade are welcome, and encouraged to bring a friend! Cost: $33 per person. To register, email youth@ mosaicboston.com by Aug. 19th.

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