This morning I want us to look at something that seems so much in our face lately. Even for those of us who try to steer clear of the current political and societal sifts, and along with them the tensions felt between peoples, we just can’t avoid being drawn in to some degree. With the practice of civility lacking everywhere, barbs being thrown by one group to another, by one person to another. People making up false stories of abuses to make political points and especially laws being made downgrading life to such an extent that many believe we’re being set up where life at any age will lose its value. How are we as Christians to respond and to act in a climate, for most of us that is so counter to the one we grew up, and seems so unredeemable in its direction. So this morning we’ll look at bridging the cultural divide. I must admit that for those of us over 40 we may find this a bit difficult and may need to look to those younger than us to help us out a bit with this topic since this is the culture they have grown.
This morning being the Sunday after Valentine’s Day I thought we I would look at *something we might have all dreamt about and that is the. Perfect Valentine. But if we’ve been around long enough we realize that there is no such thing or person…or is there? To have a perfect Valentine we would need to know a perfect love. Is that possible? In my estimation there is no more profound understanding in our living out life to the fullest than knowing this *kind of love. Paul prayed in. Ephesians 3:17-19 (ESV) that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. In other words, grounded in the love of God which exceeds anything we may think we may know about *love and living a full life. And as he said earlier. Ephesians 3:16 (ESV) …[that] he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being. Why we know
This morning I want us to recognize something signifigant to out life with Jesusand what it means to our existence. That is...God knows me and what he is doing with me.
Happy Super Bowl! Today the Patriots and Rams face off in the Super Bowl and we pick up that theme in this sermon. We face off and wait for the clock to tick down and claim the ultimate vicotry as we look at God's Game Plan.