The Family of God

Dear Westminster  Family:

 

Throughout life, most of us have some sense of not belonging, and we feel unaccepted and inferior.  The drive to identify with someone, some group, or some cause we consider to be important—even if it is only a sports team (Go Hawks!)—is enormous.  Such identifications make us feel important.  We need to belong, to have some sense of fit in the world, and from a sense of belonging comes the ability to relate and accomplish things.  Our own families are, or course, primary in giving us a sense of belonging, but even more so, we find belonging in our identification with the family of God.

This Sunday we will look at the “imprint of identification” that we as the “fingerprints of God” are to leave upon our world.  We deliver that imprint in our designation as the “family of God.”

The text we are looking at is Ephesians 2:11-22.  The passage of Scripture states very clearly that we “do” belong.  Christ has brought us home to God.  We live in God’s house as members of His family, and at the same time, we are a house in which God lives.  We belong with God and are involved in what He is doing.  The other people in the house are family with us.  This home/family defines us. From here all else in the Christian life flows.

I look forward to sharing this great truth and challenge with you this week.

See you in church.

 

Pastor Gary

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