For those who were unable to be at service on Sunday, I wanted to summarize my sermon. Why am I doing this? To me, the third chapter of I
Our preferences are a gift from God. Of course, any sinful preferences are excluded from this list (drinking to excess, stealing, etc.). Your preference for who you marry, what hobbies you engage in, what you study...etc. those are all things that make you...YOU! We praise God for those preferences and thank Him that He has made us all a little different. We all reflect His Glory to the world in different ways. However, those good preferences can be-
come sinful. They become sinful when we allow them to destroy the unity in the church. When we begin to think: “It’s my way or the highway.”
You see, we are the body of Christ, and to let our preferences divide us, is a ploy of Satan. Rather, as Christians, we are called to imitate Christ: “who, though He was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross” (Philippians 2:6-8). Jesus didn’t want to die a brutal death: “‘My Father, if it
If you want to hear the whole sermon, it’s on our website and on the Facebook page. Call me if you have any questions, or are struggling with your preferences. It’s a daily calling for Christians to mortify their flesh. What a blessing to know that the Holy Spirit empowers us to do just that! Join us this Sunday as we examine chapter 4 and the need to pray for our pastors.
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