Monday, August 5, 2013

Being and Doing: Sermon Recap

1st Corinthians 13

Big Idea: We are called to be the people of God before we do the work of God.

From "The Body: We Are Better Together. A series from 1st Corinthians"


 Here are some highlights from the message. If you share any of these on your social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) please use this link as a reference:
  • God has not given us a list to do; he has given us a person to follow—Jesus. 
  • Our love for one another is the mark that God is at work among us.  
  • Love moves you out of the center of your life.
  • When we focus on who we are to be, it changes what we do. 
  • To lay down your preferences and do something for somebody else is supernatural.
  • Love de-centers self so that no matter how someone else treats us, we respond in kindness and compassion. 
Lee concluded his message on the love chapter like this: "God has not given us a list to do; he has given us a person to follow—Jesus." And so it was fitting that, after the service, we had several people publicly proclaim that very thing. In being baptized, they declared Jesus as Savior and Lord and we as a church became witnesses and partners in helping them follow Jesus. It was an exciting day for everyone involved!

Photos courtesy of Jan Weihl and Weihl Photography.

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