Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sacred Mission

This morning I preached the last message in our Sacred Marriage series.  The unique thing about this Sunday is that it was the 135th anniversary of the church and so we celebrated homecoming.  We had one service instead of two and a lunch to follow the service. 

When I was working on the preaching schedule, I saw that the last Sunday in the Sacred Marriage series would fall on homecoming and wondered what I was going to do. 

At some point God brought it all together in a powerful way.  The point of the message was this: Your mission in your marriage is your mission to the world.

We are called by God to have a servant's heart towards our spouse.  In much the same way, God calls all Christians to live life with the same attitude, mind and character he had (Philippians 2:1-11) which Paul defines in that passage as one of a servant.  So our mission in our marriage is to serve our spouse and our mission as Christians is to serve others.

It fit well for homecoming.  I reminded each of us of the purpose of the church which fit well for the 135th anniversary.  And I reminded spouses of their purpose in their marriage, which fit well for it being a marriage series.

Amazing how God brings things like that together.  Amazing.

It's not always easy, but it's what we are to strive towards. 

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