This week Jimmy Seibert continued our Imago Dei series with a message on overcoming the blame game. When Adam and Eve gave into sin they were filled with shame, pulled away from God and began blaming someone else for their sin. Until we know we are enough in God, we will never get over shame. And until we own our sin and stop blaming others, we will never be free.
Today Jimmy Seibert continued our Imago Dei series with a message on overcoming the blame game. When Adam and Eve gave into sin they were filled with shame, pulled away from God and began blaming someone else for their sin. Until we know we are enough in God, we will never get over shame. And until we own our sin and stop blaming others, we will never be free.
CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR TAKEAWAYS FROM TODAY’S MESSAGE:
- If you know Jesus, you are free from the power of sin.
- God has already planned a way of escape for you.
- When we question what God has said, we allow sin to enter our lives.
- We can’t be controlled by the voices of others, we have to be led by the voice of God.
- When your appetites and desires aren’t submitted to God, they will get out of control and consume you.
- If you are trying to get to God by hoping your good will outweigh your bad, you’ll never get there.
- Shame is the belief that we are not good enough.
- If we become salt and light as we were intended to be then we will see change in the world.
- If I’m not running to God then I’m running with the devil.
- We lead with empathy, but if we don’t get to truth we don’t get to freedom.
- Whether you are the initiator or the receiver of sin, Jesus offers a place of healing.
- You have to forgive so you can be free.
- Bitterness does not get you to righteousness.
- If we keep blaming and complaining about everything, we’ll never be free from anything.
- No one else is responsible for your walk with God but you.
- The gospel is the only hope for this world.
By Jimmy Seibert, Senior Pastor
This week Jimmy Seibert continued our series, Imago Dei, with a message on how sin has marred our perception of ourselves and our culture. Sin released brokenness, but with Jesus’ resurrection we were made victorious and are called to walk out in freedom. By renewing our minds with God’s Word, we are able to discern lies from God’s intent for us.
This week Jimmy Seibert continued our Imago Dei series with a message on the character of God. Our view of God and His character will shape our outlook on the rest of our lives. When we perceive God as distant we will distance ourselves from Him, and when we see Him as too small we overlook His power. But when we see God rightly, we have freedom to believe for the impossible.
This week Jimmy Seibert kicked off our new series, Imago Dei, which means, “in His image.” We were made in the image of God, and therefore, we’re all made to display His glory. When we know our value as sons and daughters, and know we are wholly loved by God, there is nothing that can diminish our value.
On Sunday, Jimmy shared vision for the year ahead. We are called to be people who dig up ancient wells (Genesis 26:22). Specifically, we are called to believe God for restoration and healing of families, revival in our church and freedom from a political spirit. When we re-dig an ancient well and allow the life of God to flow out of us, not only do we get blessed, but everyone around us is blessed.
It was an exciting Sunday as we had the opportunity to hear from Jimmy and Laura Seibert, who are back from their three-month sabbatical. They shared about their time away, and shared vision for where we are headed as a church family this year. We are called to be people who dig up ancient wells, and allow the Spirit of God to flow through us (Genesis 26:22). When the life of God is flowing through us, not only do we get blessed, but those around us are blessed as well.
This week Jimmy Seibert wrapped up our Return to Radical: Being the Church in the 21st Century series with a message on how we can be the Church that changes the world. When the Church is in action, God is glorified and people see God.
This week Jimmy Seibert continued our series, Return to Radical: Being the Church in the 21st Century, with a message on allowing God to define who He is. When we get to know God on His terms and not on our own, we get deeper revelation of who He is. Because God’s character never changes, we always have solid ground to stand on.