In this series, we have been hacking our way through a number of familiar passages and stories in the life of Jesus. In each story, we are finding some truths that often we miss. While they are simple, they are wildly important and if we will put them into practice in our lives, our lives can be radically changed. So get ready once again for another in the Lifehack series – this week it is a quest.
A lifehack is a strategy or technique that is used to make life better. We use them all the time, we may not call them lifehacks, but they are real. Often these lifehacks are counter-intuitive… in other words, on the surface they seem silly or even a bit impractical or outlandish – but they work. Sometimes as we read the Bible, we think, that sounds good but I just can’t do that – but when we try it, it works. In this Lifehack series, we take some bold strides to follow the example that Jesus gives us and along the way, make our lives better. This morning we begin with one of the most unusual passages in all of the Bible, it is found in Mark 8 – let’s get ready to hack.