Sunday, August 9
Sermon Series: Shift
Message: Ease Up
Scripture: Philippians 4:4-5
Most of us don't drive standards anymore. We get behind the wheel, put our vehicle in drive and off we go. And maybe that is wherein the problem lies.
We seem to have lost the art of shifting. I know there are some/many who would not have the slightest clue of how to drive a standard with a stick. But an even greater issue is that people don't seem to know how to shift when it comes to life.
I've come to this realization of late: As challenging as it is to be stuck behind someone who doesn't seem to know where they are going, it is even more challenging to listen to people who are always negative and critical when it comes to life.
I get it. These are tough times for all of us. But that doesn't justify those who choose to be critical or negative or condescending 24/7. There are better ways for us to respond to life during these times. And God gave us directions for doing just that. But it requires us to shift...shift into a different gear as we try to make our way through life.
Throughout August, I will be preaching into a series called Shift. We will walk through parts of Philippians 4 as we seek to shift the way we think, respond and react to the challenges of life. We will begin this Sunday, August 9, with Ease Up - a message based on Paul's words in Philippians 4:5..."Let everyone come to know your gentleness."
Join us this week and throughout the month as we Shift and get in gear with living as the children God has created and called us to be. In the meantime, make sure you practice some kindness and ease up this week!