January 2019 – Russ Parker
Russ spoke about Philippians 3
Paul was in prison, but his spirit is not shackled. He was passionate for Christ.
We need to have a passion for love for God. God grieves when we sin, but He is not surprised – He knows that we mess up. But he loves it when we love Him.
We have the capacity to please God. God is the one who has planted the gifts and abilities within us. When we live as He wants us to and using what He has given us, we please Him.
God’s not waiting until we’re better sorted out – He takes us as we are if we come as we are.
We are not defined by our sins and failures – we are made in God’s image.