We asked two weeks ago if we thought that we had the power to surprise God -- that is, does God move with us into an uncertain future in which we might do something surprising to him, or does God know how the story ends? In other words, are our lives a book that God is reading with us or a book which God has read?
My feeling is that God has the answers and knows how it will play out. We have a part to play in the creation of a loving God. All of it, from the oppression of Pharaoh to Jesus' prediction of his own death plays out as it must, as it always has, as it always will be. Knowing this, we can turn our attention from "What must I do to be saved" to "What must I do to faithfully play my part in God's great creation." To do so turns our attention from "what's in it for me?" to "What can I do for God and others?" That is the beginning of the kingdom.
Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, KY for this week's sermon from Exodus 3 and Matthew 16 titled "Inevitable God" by clicking HERE, or read the sermon online by clicking HERE.
Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.