We Are His People

Recently in church I couldn’t find a Bible reference that I knew was in the Word!  I had just read it while preparing the sermon in my Bible software, and yet now standing before the entire congregation at first service, it wasn’t there!  Well, here it is; “We know that we are children of God and that the world around us is under the control of the evil one” 1 John 5:19 (Thanks Troy for finding it!)

What a great verse it is and how well it explains all that we wanted to say in the sermon.  There is a created ‘world’ that is good and useful to all God’s purposes.  There is a loved ‘world’ of people for whom God gave His only Son.  And yet, there is a ‘world’ system that is not to be copied or followed by we who are the children of God by faith in Jesus Christ.

Well, even without the ‘lost’ Bible reference we still got the main point from our Lord’s heart, and the call to love God and follow His direction was clear.  2014 will be a year characterized by following Jesus together through The Shoreline.  We are His people and we will walk in His ways.

Jadon’s song after the sermon brought it all home so well.  The lyrics say, 

“Take my pride all that’s inside
And trade it for a heart
A humble heart that gives glory to your name
Be the guide your will not mine as I step aside
Shine your light through this broken surrendered life

So it’s yours it’s yours 
My life is yours it’s yours
So come on and have your way in me”


Yes, Lord Jesus, have your way in us, this New Year 2014.


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