Ephesians 2:19-You’re no longer strangers or outsiders. You belong here, with as much right to the name Christian as anyone.
At some point in your life you may have felt like an outsider. You may even feel like an outsider right now. Pastor Michael’s sermon focused on belonging, as he broke down Ephesians 2:19 into three points.
The first point says you are no longer an outsider as you are part of the family of Christ. Jesus said you have as much right to be a Christian as anyone. When you feel like an outsider, you feel hopeless. Jesus said you don’t have to live your life without hope as you have a future that includes an eternal Heaven. FBC wants to find the outsiders and let them know what it feels like to be an insider. It’s not about one or two people. It’s about us altogether. Jesus said you fit in.
The second point is you belong here. Sometimes when you are a part of something, you can have a fear of being replaced. With Jesus you do not need to have that fear as your relationship with Him is inside you and on going. We are stronger together than we are apart, even though we are different. Our differences balance each other out. Sometimes we don’t recognize that we belong to something bigger than ourselves. There is a hunger in us that can’t be filled with money or stuff. It can only be filled with our desire to be a part of God and to have a relationship with Him.
The third point is you have the right to the name Christian. You are a member of God’s family. Being part of His family is not contingent on what you do. You are God’s masterpiece with all of your flaws and imperfections. God is proud of you and He loves you. God did not mess up when He created you.
God is moving through FBC. We have prayed about our Home for Good and received a donation of land. We prayed for healing and it happened. People are realizing they fit in and marriages are being saved. We are a part of something much bigger. Don’t miss out on what God is doing.