Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The Bethany Bullet Sermon Message - Week of October 20, 2019

Sermon: “Connecting Deeply”

"You do you!" is not a new concept.  Though recently becoming a common colloquialism, its origin is much older...depending on its meaning. 

If by "you do you" one means, "Do whatever you please, regardless of Divine commandments or earthly consequences;" its origins go to The Garden's center, the serpents "invitation" to Adam and Eve, and humanities fall.

Of course, some say those words meaning, "Stand up for the truth even if it might mean ridicule." 

In a manner of speaking we find St. Paul encouraging young Timothy (2 Timothy 3) and simultaneously directing all the recipients of his letter (including us) to be - or "you do you" - by being who God has created him (you, us) to be, called him (you, us) in Christ to be and was currently changing and shaping him (us, you) to be by the Spirits power.  Then Paul identifies the means through which God works such an outcome.

In his second letter to Timothy, Paul makes it clear that "A Renaissance of the heart" truly starts and we by the Spirit's power became more and more who He has created us to be, called us to be in Jesus and is changing and shaping us to be through the Spirit as we connect to heaven's ears (prayer) 2 Timothy 1: 3 & 18, as we connect to the Scriptures (2 Timothy 3:16ff) and as we connect to fellow believers (2 Timothy 2:2, 3:10)

-Pr. Kevin Kritzer


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