May 13th, 2014


All the Poor and Powerless

All the Poor and Powerless

Sons & Daughters
Brokenness Aside

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Lead Me to the Cross

Lead Me to the Cross

Hillsong United
All of the Above

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Yearn

Yearn

Shane & Shane
Upstairs

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Oceans

Oceans

Hillsong United
Zion

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Sermon Audio

Who Are You: Week 4

“Who Are You: Week 4”

After an amazing message from JC Cancelleri on our identity in Christ, Jeremy Chambers discussed the idea that our post on our Facebook timeline tell us a lot about what is important in our lives. The big question that so often comes to mind is what is your calling? That’s an interesting question and we don’t hear that asked us of in high school or college. It is this sense of what drives you, what consumes you. Jeremy talks about how our calling is really a mixture of our purpose and identity combined.

The text for the night is Phillipians 3:4-16, in which the apostle Paul talks about what his calling his. He talks about how nothing else matters except for Jesus. We get this idea that Jesus Christ should consume us. He should be our main focus. Jeremy unpacks this idea that we are actually ambassadors for Christ. Did you know you were an ambassador? What does that look like? Do you get to drive fancy cars with flags on them and stay in 5-Star hotels?

Our third message of this series focuses on the idea that as individuals we like to mask who we are and what we do. James Lee discusses how often what we put on our Facebook page ties back to what we want people to think about us. He talks about this idea of being vulnerable and allowing others to see us for who we really are. Have you ever been truly vulnerable with someone. This is often something people practice in marriage.

James talks about how we can be vulnerable before Christ. That the whole idea of Jesus going to the cross and dying for our sins was to free us to be vulnerable about who we are and what we struggle with. You see, God does look to enslave believers into guilt and shame and have them living their lives in fear. That is what the enemy and the world does. In Christ there is freedom. James unpacks this idea of what true Christian freedom looks like and how we can be vulnerable before God.

Our last message of this series focuses on the idea of having a new start. Often we forget that when we are on Facebook, every new post is an opportunity to say something totally different from our past. How does that translate to the Christian life? Lee Mitchell talks about this idea of once we are saved we have the privilege of a fresh start. We can write the next chapter totally different from the last.

The scripture for the night comes out of John 6 and recounts a miracle that Jesus performs for a large multitude. After this miracle the crowd follows Jesus and through dialogue between Jesus and the crowd, we find their real intentions. They want physical needs met, not spiritual ones. Jesus calls them out for seeking the wrong thing and asks them one simple question, will you say yes to Jesus? You see, Lee helps us come to the conclusion that Jesus Christ is the author and perfecter of our faith and it is He that allows us to write that new clean slate. However, in the message tonight we see that many find that new slate hard to follow.

Teacher: Lee Mitchell
Local Church: Hanover Friends Evangelical Church

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