Sermons on Romans
A life out of focus is a life that is without meaning and purpose. When the people in a church are not focused, the church will also be out of focus. This is the fourth message in this series on how to have a focused life; this week looks at the necessity for followers of Jesus to be joyful!
For a church to be focused outward, looking for ways to connect and engage with the community, it must become a sacrificial church. That means that the people who make up the church must become sacrificial people. Paul has something to say about sacrifice in his letter to the church in Rome.
For most of men, we try to be the best possible father that we can be. However, if we are honest with ourselves, we also know that we are often woefully inadequate to the task of being a father. Thankfully, we have the most excellent Father we can look toward as an example!
Worship has been defined any number of ways in the past. I like the definition of worship that states it is being preoccupied with God. In other words, the rest of the world just doesn’t come into the picture when we enter into worship of Almighty God. The question is, how do we get there?
Here’s a concept we need to truly understand; God desires to be our friend!