What do you do what you have an end goal in mind but you keep getting diverted along the way? What if you are convinced your end destination is where God really want you to end up? This seems to be St Paul’s experience as he has his sights set on Rome, but diversions, detours continue to delay his arrival in Rome.
Who am I? What do I belong to? Am I unique? Pastor Alan focused on these three questions. Questions that we might answer differently depending on if we are 15 or 55. It seems apparent that many issues in peoples’ lives have as a root cause the individual’s sense of identity. Counselors of all colors agree that identity is the foundation for much in an individual. The Bible teaches that identity is a creation of God. He wants his people to have a very clear understanding who they are. Pastor Alan’s thoughts based on Scripture are very helpful to understanding how God wants his people to see themselves.
Other Scripture references: Genesis 1:27-28; 1Peter 2:9-10; Malachi 3:17.
Sure. We all want to move beyond “basics”, but without question the basic “blocking and tackling” of the Christian faith should never be far from our consciousness. Pastor Bob Hoey presented a wonderful review of these basics as found in the Letter to the Hebrews.
How do we view our wealth? Visiting pastor Mike Frison explores this area of our lives in his sermon from James 5:1-5: