May 28, 2017

Let the Body Match the Head
The point of our passage for this morning is that the people of God—the Church—honor God when we live in such a way as to match our head, Jesus Christ. When we claim to be in Jesus but live in selfishness and fear and hatred and pride we are like those silly cardboard cutouts with a superhero's body and a hole for our face. People who see us can only conclude that Jesus is those things too or that we are hypocrites (like our face on the body of Popeye). On the other hand, when we live in love and holiness and unity and kindness and humility, people instinctively know that we match our head who is those things as well. Let's pray that Peter's words would help us match our head.
Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. 9 Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. 10 For "Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; 11 let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. 12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."
The point of our passage for this morning is that the people of God—the Church—honor God when we live in such a way as to match our head, Jesus Christ. When we claim to be in Jesus but live in selfishness and fear and hatred and pride we are like those silly cardboard cutouts with a superhero's body and a hole for our face. People who see us can only conclude that Jesus is those things too or that we are hypocrites (like our face on the body of Popeye). On the other hand, when we live in love and holiness and unity and kindness and humility, people instinctively know that we match our head who is those things as well. Let's pray that Peter's words would help us match our head.

Memory Verse

1 Peter 4:19 - Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.

Berea

No Berea or Sunday School this week or next. We'll resume on 6/11.

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Prayer
8:45-9:00am

Sunday School
9:00-10:15am

Worship Service
10:30am-Noon

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4:00pm-5:30pm