January Sermon Series...BECOME WHO YOU ARE IN JESUS! Throughout this series, both halves of the given titles are who we are or are meant to be, but we’re usually far more comfortable with the first title than the second. The purpose of this series is to embrace our full and varied identity in Christ, even though we are all in process of becoming who we are in Jesus.
January 09: “BECOME WHO YOU ARE IN JESUS!” (#2 of 4)--“I Am a Sinner/Saint” (John 3:1-8; Romans 1:7; 3:21-26; 6:6, 19; 12:1-2; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 6:9-11; Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 1:14-16)
It needs to be said right off that being a sinner is not an identity in Christ, nor is it something to which Jesus calls us. The sad truth, however, is that we far more frequently identify ourselves as sinners than we ever claim our identity as saints. This message will address BOTH our salvation in Christ and our sanctification in the Spirit, for it is what we’re meant to become.
January 16: “BECOME WHO YOU ARE IN JESUS!” (#3 of 4)--“I Am a Disciple/Apostle” (Matthew 9:35-10:1, 5-8a; Acts 9:1-18a, 26-28, 36-40; 1 Corinthians 9:1-2; 15:8-11; Ephesians 4:11-16)
As Christ followers, we are on a journey with Jesus. He is not only our Savior and Lord, but our Teacher and Example. As disciples, we are His students, learning from what He says as well as from what He does. Instructed to follow His example, we learn by going forth, sharing both His wisdom and His compassion, maturing from being simply a disciple by becoming an apostle, one who is sent. We are constantly learning, and we’re constantly going forth.
January 23: “BECOME WHO YOU ARE IN JESUS!” (#4 of 4)--“I Am a Servant/Witness” (Matthew 20:25-28; Acts 1:8; 2:32; 3:15; 5:32; 10:34-46a; 20:17-24; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-2:8) In this series finale, we see the fullness of Christ’s identity take place: the humility to serve and the boldness to witness. Our words lead to action, and our actions speak our words more loudly. We must have the heart—and the Spirit—of Jesus to be a servant/witness; and once we are one, Jesus is fully present through us, in all His glory!
January 30: While Pastor Tim recuperates, we will be blessed by a representative from Align Ministries, a pro-life pregnancy program with headquarters and center in Lebanon, as well as other centers in Columbia, Ephrata, and Lancaster. Come hear a message entitled “Love Speaks: A Fresh Look at the Gospel and the Sacredness of Life!”
Cornwall UMC 717-272-0148
P.O. Box 687 Cornwall, PA 17016
For GPS locatOr enter 50 Freeman Dr., Lebanon, PA
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