It’s good to be reminded what God has called us to do. All of us as Christians have a purpose. We were placed on this earth to fulfill the mission God has given us. We need to do this individually and we also need to do this as a church. In this series, we will be reminded what those purposes are and how we can make sure that we are aligning our lives to fulfill God’s purposes of knowing Christ, showing Christ and sharing Christ.
As followers of Christ we are commanded to take time to celebrate the Lord's Supper. If we are not careful we can turn this time into a ritualistic ceremony rather than a meaningful moment. Let's take some time together and study what the Scriptures have to say about communion and what it requires of us.
Tucked away in the middle of the Bible are the Minor Prophets. Some of these we are familiar with, others perhaps we have never read. One of the least familiar Minor Prophets has an unusual name, Zephaniah. Though his name may sound a bit funny to us, his message was very serious. The Israelites were no longer worshiping God exclusively. They had taken on the beliefs and lifestyles of the nations around them. We live in a day with a very similar problem. Many who claim to follow Christ do not worship Him exclusively and have taken on the beliefs and lifestyles around them. The message of the prophet with a funny name is a serious one for us to hear today.
Messy people with messy lives are building blocks of the church. God takes imperfect people and gives everyone of us a role to play in His redemptive mission. In the book of I Corinthians we see how God can turn a messy church into a beautiful instrument of His grace. We will learn together how He can take each of us regardless of how imperfect and broken our lives are and turn us into instruments of His grace.
Followers of Christ are commanded to grow spiritually and mature in their faith. By doing so we are able to experience God in fresh ways and serve our community well. Let’s explore together how God shapes us and helps us to become better followers of Him.
All of us could use an awakening of our soul every once in a while. What does it take to have a soul fully awakened? We can find the answer in the ancient book of worship called PSALMS. We return to this series on selected Psalms with the hope that we will recharge and awaken our soul.