February: Sermon Series Christian Clichés cont.
- February 2 “God Said It, I Believe It, That Settles It” Scripture can potentially be oversimplified with a rigid approach. In interpreting Scripture there is the tendency to apply our own assumptions. How we arrive at our conclusions about the truth and authority of Scripture is critical. We can believe the Bible is God’s inspired word and fully applicable to our lives.
- February 9 “Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin” Jesus taught us to love our neighbor and love our enemies. The danger in “loving the sinner” is falling into a prideful judgment of others. The danger in “hate the sin” is falling into hypocrisy when “convicting” others. We can believe God desires for us to love one another, and for us to lay aside our own sin while demonstrating humility and grace toward others.
- February 16 “When God Closes a Door, He Opens a Window” God will always fulfill His purposes and in Scripture there are many examples of God’s leading of His people. There are times our plans need to change to align with God’s and times we need to get moving to learn where God wants us to be and what God wants us to be doing. We can believe God leads and guides us, and we have an important part to play in response.
- February 23 “Let Go, and Let God” We are to surrender to God, but that does not mean sitting back and expecting God to do everything for us. We have the responsibility of participating with God and laboring in our life as His people for His purposes. We can believe in leaving things to God while also taking responsibility for what He expects of us.
- Scriptures: Philippians 2:12-132; Timothy 2:1-7
- Ash Wednesday February 26 “Kingdom Vision” In the Bible are many examples of God granting vision for His people to understand about His kingdom on earth. In Jesus’ pattern of prayer we pray, “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” With a vision of God’s kingdom, we can see God’s intent for us in the living of our life.