We began our series, Honorology, this weekend. Honor is one of the core values of Elevation church (along with generosity and audacity). I was really excited for my husband to teach on the topic to our church because it is truly a passion of his. And he did not disappoint.
I think my favorite part of the message is when he talked about honoring the Word of God being preached. We read the passage in Matthew 13:53 where Jesus says that a prophet is without honor in his own home. The passage goes on to say that Jesus did not do any miracles there because of their lack of faith.
My husband talked about how some people come to church excited to hear the Word of God. They sit up and take notes. They expect for God to speak to them, they honor the preaching of the Word. Then there are others who come in late with a bless-me-if-you-can attitude. My husband said, where there is no honor, the level of your blessing is limited.
It wouldn’t be a complete Monday Morning Commentary without mentioning that we also launched Love Week at Elevation this weekend!
We have already served 6,556 hours and it is barely Monday morning! This weekend, volunteers have sorted over 17,000 shoes for Samaritan’s feet and made over 5,000 sandwiches. We have already served at Habitat Charlotte and Hope Haven! The week is going to be amazing. If you are in Charlotte and haven’t figured out where you want to serve, go to loveweekcharlotte.com to view over 150 different opportunities this week.
And if you are not in Charlotte, you can still participate in loving your city. Make a basket for a fire station, read to kids at a local school, find a way to volunteer just an hour of your time. And encourage someone to do it with you!
It’s going to be a great week as we honor and love our city. Happy Monday!