Oh, man. This week’s sermon is going to stick with me for long time. If you are interested, I encourage you to listen to it here (Scroll down and look for Sunday’s date, 11/16). Below is a recap of what impacted me most.
“The root of all sin is the suspicion that God is not good.” – Oswald Chambers
At some point in our lives, many of us come to the belief that our independence creates a better life for us than God the Father does. We cling to a “false self” for our worth and purpose, but to walk in the freedom Christ bought for us, that false self must die.
Our false self is derived from . . .
- what I have
- what I do
- what others think of me
And here’s the kicker:
For any change to occur, we have to have a vision for God that is greater than our reliance on our false self. Our willingness to lose our lives (that false self) is related to our vision of how great God really is. Any place of sin in our lives is a place where we don’t get it yet; we still lack an understanding of who he is.
Okay, you’re turn. What’s your reaction and/or what are you learning about?
*a couple notes: My friend Tanya helped me realize that I should title this series “Sunday” morning leftovers, so I’ve changed the title! You’ll also notice the nifty logo. I have been doing a little design work for another project and am enjoying the creative aspect. Hence, the logo.