How does our faith affect our day-to-day living? Sometimes it can seem like there is a major disconnect between what we do and hear on Sundays and the rest of the week. Hypocrisy is a charge made against Christians on a regular basis. This usually comes because there is disconnect between what we say and what we do.
One of our goals of the upcoming sermon series, “The Day-to-Day Difference,” is to break the disconnect. Every day we are dealing with relationships, family issues, money, work and many other practical items. God’s Word has a lot to say about these issues and we are going to seek to put ourselves under God’s revelation concerning these matters in the coming months.
God has revealed His desires for our lives and the revelation is not just instruction on what to believe, but also on how we are to live. God’s Word reflects the heart of God and we can see the desires of the Creator for many issues we deal with on a regular basis. It’s for our benefit when we put God’s plan into action in all areas of our lives as we are living out the intentions of the Creator who knows best.
Here are a couple passages of Scripture to reflect upon as we begin this new series:
Ephesians 4:17-24, Romans 12:1-2, Colossians 3:1-4, Hebrews 12:1-2
Each of these passages is a transition point in their respective letters where the author is moving from doctrinal teaching to practical living. Basically each of the passages is saying, in light what you have now been taught this is what should begin taking place in your life.
The upcoming sermon series could be titled, “be who you are in your day-to-day living.” The focus is not on behaving so we are accepted by God but rather living as people who are accepted by God because of His grace. Jesus should affect our day-to-day lives because He is King of all creation. Earlier this year we kicked off a fundraising campaign with the theme, “All In For Him.” The focus was on making a financial commitment for the honor of Jesus. Now we dig into how we can honor Jesus in our day-to-day lives.
“All In For Him,”