Overcoming Our Blind Spots

September 2, 2018

Speaker:
Pastor Calvin Yim
Passage:
Isaiah 58:1-12
Description:

Blind spot = a bias, or area of ignorance, that one has but is often unaware of


We can grow blind spots in our faith and worship.


We are instructed by God to love others, but sadly we can develop blind spots to our failure to do so.   (v.3-5)


A root cause for our blind spots is our pride.


“Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man... It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest. Once the element of competition is gone, pride is gone.”
― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity


To love God means worshipping Him, but that’s more than just going to church on Sundays. It means giving full attention to God’s command to tangibly love people who are suffering or hurting in the world.        (v.6-7, 9-10)


Faith “blind spots” cause us to be spiritually sick.



Good news, we are restored by God when we restore others (v.8, 11-12)


Remember this: Helping others, helping us!   (like a boomerang)