Reverend Richard Wagner
March 17, 2019 Second Sunday in Lent/Scout Sunday
Old Testament Psalm 27
New Testament Philippians 3:17-4:1
Sermon "A Spiritual Sample
of a Good Example"
Thursday's Thought for Sunday's Service
“Brothers and sisters, become imitators of me and watch those who live this way—you can use us as models. As I have told you many times and now say with deep sadness, many people live as enemies of the cross. Their lives end with destruction. Their God is their stomach, and they take pride in their disgrace because their thoughts focus on earthly things. Our citizenship is in heaven. We look forward to a savior that comes from there—the Lord Jesus Christ. He will transform our humble bodies so that they are like his glorious body, by the power that also makes him able to subject all things to himself. Therefore, my brothers and sisters whom I love and miss, who are my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord. Loved ones,” (Philippians 3:17–4:1, CEB)
Bearing in mind the wider world, it’s easy to conclude that one doesn’t know all. So, who to trust? An internal sensibility? Someone else for guidance? If seeking help beyond self, is there anyone worth emulating, creditable in trying to decide what to do?
Don’t we at least become a little spiritual when confronted by assumptions arising from one’s point of view… and if we’re honest, it’s limit?
Has the consideration of trusting Jesus become a tiresome, overused possibility?
God’s impact has lasted through the ages. It implies what is limitless.
As we seek to improve our future, the sacrificial model of God’s son should not be ignored.
Pastor Rich Wagner