Friday, August 14, 2009

God's People, not Thingamabobs

Once upon a time, there was a thingamabob....

What story do you know that begins like that? You probably know of no story which begins in that way, unless it is a silly children's story. And even if a story did begin in such a fashion, you would be seeking throughout the story to ferret out who this thingamabob is. You can't have a story if you don't know who the characters are.

Identity is important. The question, "Who am I?" matters to every person. Yet all too often Christians forget their true identity. Because they do not know biblically who they are, they have a difficult time figuring out how to live in this present world. They end up acting like thingamabobs, an unstable and ultimately unsustainable hybrid of worldling and saint.

But the scripture makes crystal clear who Christians are, and this we will consider this Lord's Day.

Songs
O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing (#69)
Praise Ye Jehovah (#4)
Chosen of God (#290)
Church of God, Beloved and Chosen (#222)
Come, We that Love the Lord (#223)
Now Thank We All Our God (#5)

Scripture Reading
Hosea 1-2

Sermon
God's People - 1 Peter 2:9-10

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