Sermon Snap Shot September 1, 2019

Sermon Snap Shot September 1, 2019

So what does it mean to say that we serve a CHOOSING GOD and that we are CHOSEN?
First, since the beginning God’s eternal message has been the same: We are ALL God’s BELOVED.
Second, early on God CHOSE certain individuals to be the bearers of God’s message – Abram and Sarai, Isaac and Jacob, Joseph and Moses.
Third, later God CHOSE a particular people – the Israelites – to be the bearers of God’s message.
Fourth, “in the fullness of time” God CHOSE Jesus of Nazareth to be the bearer of God’s message.
Fifth, in and through Jesus the Christ God has CHOSEN/is CHOOSING us all.
And last, the Church – “which Christ has opened to people of all ages, nations and races” – consists of those persons who understand they have been CHOSEN to be bearers of God’s same eternal message: We are ALL God’s BELOVED.
So being CHOSEN doesn’t mean that we’re better or somehow special. It simply means that we have a job to do!
From Sunday, September 1 message based on Ephesians 1:3-14, “The ABC’s of Faith and Life: Letter “C” for “Chosen”
Rev. Lane Glaze
Pastor, Waters Edge UMC

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