The Mountain View-Week 6 // Ask, Seek, Knock // Intern Allison Tibe

Scripture: Matthew 7:7-12

Hello Grove Friends:

First, I am incredibly thankful that God placed me at The Grove Church as a supervised ministry intern! Thank you for welcoming me so wildly and so warmly; thank you for mentoring and supporting me in ways you may not even realize; and thank you for showing me what it means to be a congregation that radiates God’s love and shines Christ’s light into the world.

It is an honor for me to deliver the sermon this week and I’m really excited for this opportunity. We continue this week to situate ourselves on the hillside at the feet of Jesus, we hear these words:

“Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for bread, will give a stone? Or if the child asks for a fish, will give a snake? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him. In EVERYTHING, do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets. (Matthew 7:7-12 NRSV)

Jesus teaches us the way of vulnerability and childlike trust as we seek to place our lives, our fears, and our hopes into God’s care. It may sound simple, but it has proven difficult because deep down we fear this level of trust and surrender to anything…even God’s unconditional love.

In Christ,

Allison Tibe
Seminary Intern at The Grove

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