Who Am I?
Posted on Jan 10, 2018 in Faith Updates
What if everyone in the United States woke up on January 1, 2018 with amnesia? We had no idea our name or profession. The people around us were nothing but a mystery—walking question marks. Our shout out to the ether, “Who am I?” only met with a chorus of “I don’t know! Who am I?”
What would we do?!!!
We could open our wallets and maybe find a driver’s license, but the information there would only provide a name, an address, some vitals.
The dwelling we woke up in would be helpful to tell us where we live, but it wouldn’t tell us what to do in the living. Perhaps some further investigation might uncover a profession—accountant, teacher, lawyer, mechanic. But none of that information would tell us why we live.
Sadly, this is the way many of us are walking into 2018. We know our name, address, vitals and perhaps a profession, but we still struggle with our identity: Who are we?
Thus, we are spending the first month of our new year investigating how we might live intentionally in 2018. To be intentional is to be purposeful, deliberate. Last week I shared a message called Intentional Church. If you missed it, I pray you will listen to it online. It gave a good picture as to where we are as a church and practical challenges to move forward in our journey with Jesus.
This week we will look at our identity as a people. This is vital because when we know who we are, we know what to do. If we don’t know who we are, we won’t know what to do. Or if who we believe ourselves to be is false, we will intentionally live lives based on a falsehood. The world would like to tell us we are an accident or a commodity. The Bible tells us something quite different. I pray you’ll join us and bring a friend!
In Christ alone,
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Alpha Mid-Week Grow Class
A new Wednesday evening Alpha course will be starting on January 17, 2018 at 6pm. Alpha is a 12-week course built for skeptics, spiritual seekers and people new to the Christian faith. Each session involves dinner, a video presentation and a discussion group where all questions are welcome! Childcare is available. If you would like to join this class, please register HERE. If you need assistance with this, please call 952.890.3110.
This small group study is designed to reveal how God has designed you, and help you see how that fits the intention for which you were created. Each session includes tools that help bring clarity to your future goals and show you how to have the most fulfilling life possible—a life lived for God’s purposes, by God’s design. This study meets for 6 Wednesdays starting January 17, at 6:30pm. Register on Faith’s webpage by clicking HERE.