This week Vincent Carpenter continued our series, Seeing Jesus, with a message on identity crises. Sometimes life circumstances can cause us to have an identity crisis – maybe you didn’t get a certain promotion or you didn’t get invited to something. But we were created uniquely by Jesus, and when we see Him clearly, we begin to see ourselves more clearly.
This morning Vincent Carpenter continued our series, Seeing Jesus, with a message on identity crises. Sometimes life circumstances can cause us to have an identity crisis – maybe you didn’t get a certain promotion or you didn’t get invited to something. But we were created uniquely by Jesus, and when we see Him clearly, we begin to see ourselves more clearly. Check out some of our takeaways from today’s message:
- The law is an arrow that points to Jesus.
- We have been made uniquely by God to glorify God with our lives.
- An identity crisis is when a person struggles in understanding who he or she is, his or her value to other people and whether meaningful individuals care about.
- God established an identity for us before we were even created.
- Jesus wants to get in the middle of our identity crisis and point us back to Him.
- When we have an identity crisis, it’s an opportunity to see Jesus more clearly.
- Jesus is with us in the here and now through the person of the Holy Spirit.
- Jesus tells us, “Though you are broken, I am committed to you.”
- We have been given a place of honor from Jesus.
- Sometimes we have to be willing to decrease so Jesus can increase.
- To help us see ourselves the way God created us, we need to be clear on who Jesus is. This week look up passages of who Jesus is and declare His identity.
- Declare things you are thankful for. We get greater perspective when we are thankful for what we have, rather than what we don’t.
By Vincent Carpenter – Adult Pastor
Today Vincent Carpenter wrapped up our Culture of Heaven series with a message on unity. Throughout the Bible we saw Jesus respond to crisis with unity. Each one of us carries the culture of Heaven within us, and we have been sanctified by God to be in the middle of crisis and bring unity.
This week Vincent Carpenter continued our Culture of Heaven series with a message on engaging and empowering those around us. Many times, it can feel like the issue of racism is so big that we can’t really do anything. As the people of God, we have the opportunity to embrace diversity and engage and empower people, regardless of their race.
This week we kicked off our new series, The Culture of Heaven: A Biblical Perspective on Diversity. Jimmy Seibert and Vincent Carpenter shared on the beauty of God displayed through diversity. We, as the Church, should be the model for what diversity looks like in our society. When we come together, we see the Kingdom of Heaven come to earth.
This week Vincent Carpenter continued our series, Jesus, Teach Us to Pray, with a message on deliverance from evil. God equips us with everything we need, and through Him we have authority and power to push back evil. Three key ways we find deliverance is through thankfulness, divine revelation and praying with one another.
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