We are on a Journey together using the London eye aka the Observing Wheel. This wheel is commonly used to descibe the letter to the Ephesians in the Bible. Paul directs our attention so that we might see the building God is constructing.
Today we are starting a bit of a journey together. I don’t know if you have ever seen the “London Eye”. It’s a Ferris wheel that is almost 450 feet tall with 32 air conditioned enclosed capsules that holds 25 people who can sit or walk around as you go on your 30minute journey. The operators like to call it an “observation wheel” rather than a “Ferris Wheel” since it was not meant to be part of a carnival but part of the cities structure. N.T. Wright uses this wheel to describe the Letter to the Ephesians in the Bible. It’s not the longest letter but it’s *purpose is to give those it was intended, and us, as our series is called, A Spectacular View. And like any journey of this sort Paul, the author the letter, is going to point out some key sights. In this first chapter of the letter he wants us to Take in the Big Picture.
We are finishing up a series we call. Living a life that matters. I believe God doesn’t want us to allow life to pass us by or treat it as if it doesn’t matter or worse, we, and even *others (neighbors) don’t matter. Today is all about. Keeping it real as the expression goes. We crave something different as people of Faith. So for us to keep it real we need to recognize that to truly live a life that matters requires our being intentional about what we do, knowing what we want to accomplish. This opens us up to another perspective, a grander scale where our story intersects with God’s Story, and we see our existence and purpose through His eyes, lived out through His Word His understanding of it all from the beginning of time, now, and where it’s all going.