Sunday Worship Message, “Individuality”
5th Sunday after Epiphany
Two theological presuppositions surround this part of understanding how God has created us to serve. 1) God is a person/has personality, as affirmed in the Trinity. 2) We are created in God’s image, as defined in Genesis. If God has personhood and God created us in His image, then we, too, have personhood, a personality. We know ours is flawed, and does not fully reflect that of God, yet our personalities are gifts of the Creator, and help define who we are…and how we serve.
“If getting you to heaven were God’s only reason for saving us, then the moment we would have received Christ as our Lord and Savior, God would have killed us!” (Wayne Cordiero). The point? God has put a message into our hearts that only we (individually) can understand and appreciate. It’s the “dream” inside us (think Dr. MLK, Jr.) In this sense, we are talking about the passion that God has placed in us to serve…