January 29, 2021
Called to Belong
I am writing these things to you now . . . Then, even if I am delayed, you will know how to live in the family of God. That family is the church of the living God, the support and foundation of truth.
1 Timothy 3:14-15 (NCV)
Last week Pastor Jamie delivered a powerful message looking at the first of five callings that God has for us: God has called us to be loved. Before we do anything else, we must accept God loves us so much that He sent Jesus to die for us. Because He loves us, He has also called us to belong to His family.
In Paul’s first letter to Timothy, he emphasizes that the family of God is the church of the Living God, the support and foundation of truth. I have often asked if we truly understand the privilege and the responsibility of our calling as members of the family of God. What does it REALLY look like to be a part of the church?
The church is referred to many times throughout Scripture in metaphors. This coming Sunday I want to look at five of those metaphors and the profound implications they provide for us and our calling to belong.
I pray you will make plans to be with us this coming Sunday. I believe God wants to change the way we see our calling to belong and the role we are called to fulfill in the family of God. Don’t miss out on what He wants to reveal to us!!