Sunday, January 23, 2011

The ME I Need to BE, Part IV: REACHing our Potential

We are wired to "win" the race. (Hebrews 12: 1-2) In fact, God has called us to be a part of His family, to know our value and to live as heirs to the Kingdom. But, many of us spend our lives "working for the world", held prisoner by our mistakes, miscues and mess-ups. We "work for the world" instead of sharing in the bounty of grace and hope.

What must we do to REACH our potential in Jesus Christ. The writer of Hebrews suggests three principles:

1. We must REACH Up. Our relationship to God serves as the foundation for how we connect in Christ and become all that God intends for us.

2. We must REACH Out. Our relationships with each other serve as the window for how our faith n God is viewed. The Bible is clear-- how we treat one another is what we really see God.

3. We must REACH Down. Our relationship in serving the "least of these" provides a backdrop for how our faith "hits the ground" and makes real differences in real people's lives.

So, what about you? Are you ready to become all that God has in store? You are created to win the race. On your mark, get ready... GO!

For more info, check out the web-view of this sermon at

Be Salt and Light... You Matter.

Matthew 5: 13-16

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