Sermon: “Who Should Do We Want to Be When We Come Home Again?”
Theme: The purpose of spiritual growth is to become someone who lives in the fullness of the grace and love of Christ, and enjoys the gifts of that maturity and love.
Purpose: The congregation will recognize that mature Christianity is shown in our relationships and joyful living in fellowship with one another.
Scriptures: Psalm 137:1-4 The lament of the people when they were in captivity in Babylon.
Colossians 3:5-17 Put to death what is destructive within you and clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.
What makes us feel “at home?” What enables us to feel that we belong? In what ways do we want our home to be shaped by the presence and love of Christ? In what ways do we want our relationships to be clothed in kindness, compassion, and patience? In what ways are we prepared to allow our pilgrimage to strip us of the unforgiveness, hostility, and fear that separate us from God? In what ways do we truly want to come home as different people than how we left? What are the ways in which we need to grow in relationship with one another so that we may be whole?
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