Sunday Morning Worship Service March 5 , 2023 – Second Sunday in Lent
March 5, 2023

Sunday Morning Worship Service March 5 , 2023 – Second Sunday in Lent

Passage: Genesis 12:1-4, Psalm 121:1-8, Romans 4:1-5, Romans4:13-17, John 3:1-17

Worship Series
Learning to Live Inside Out

Sermon Title
Go From Your Country

Sermon Message

“How do you know?” That’s the question we ask so many times.  “How do you know it is God and not the secret desires of your own heart?”  We want to know; we want to be certain.  They always sound so certain in the Bible. Or do they?  "Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you” (12:1).  Does that sound like certainty?  Oh, sure the narration says “Now the Lord said to Abram...”  But what is said?  Go! And there is more about what is being left behind than there is about the destination.  “To a land that I will show you.”  “Will show you” not that “I am showing you,” not that “I’ve written out here in these directions.”  There is no printout map with a line drawn from where you are to where you’ll end up.

Summing up this story is a verse we all know.  Know by heart.  Or maybe know by rote, not yet by heart.  “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may … have eternal life” (3:16).  Believes as in puts their life insurrenders everything tojoins completelyShares the vision.  Having a vision means more than a slogan we can recite, though that can be helpful.  It means grabbing hold of the wind; it means leaning into the Spirit, even when it blows you out of your comfortable spot.  The message is, “It’s time to go. Go inside out.”


Choir Team
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