I hope that you are off to a great week. Remember that you are a city on a hill. I pray that in your goings this week, that you make much of Jesus and you allow the Holy Spirit to lead you in the conversations that you have with others.
FaithPoint Men: We are moving our book discussion back a week. We will discuss chapter 11 of Dude’s Guide to Manhood on Sunday, May 3.
Here are the notes from our sermon on Sunday:
The text for this sermon comes from Matthew 5:14-16. The title of this sermon is City On A Hill. This is week 2 in our series: We Are FaithPoint.
Atlanta: As soon as you hear the name of the city, something jumps into your head.
- Ferris Wheel
It doesn’t matter what jumps into your head, what matters is that you have some idea about Atlanta.
I have met people who have never been to Atlanta but they have seen it in pictures and they know how to get there.
Atlanta is a city that you either like it or you hate it. There is not really an in-between.
Atlanta is a defining presence in our state, in the south, and in the country.
Jesus calls Christians a city on a hill.
There is something that draws our attention to this city on a hill. Light.
The light never goes out. What kind of light is this?
The light of the Gospel
The light of Christians being consumed by the very Christ they profess.
If you say that you know the author of grace and yet you yourself are graceless, your theology is crap or you have never experienced grace to begin with.
Our God is a consuming fire – Hebrews 12:29
If we are consumed by this fire than we should live like we are on fire. A person on fire is one thing –
A city set on fire is a very noticeable thing.
The Love of Christ controls us – 2 Corinthians 5:14
If our church is to be truly a city on fire, than we need to understand that both light and fire repel darkness. Fire does one of two things.
- Fire pushes people away because they are afraid of it.
- Fire draws people to it because they want to see what is happening.
We want to be the city on a hill that Jesus says we are. We want to reach as many people as possible with the gospel because Christ expects that from us as His followers.
If we are to be a city on fire, than we need to live like we are people on fire.
I LOVE MY CHURCH!