What Defines You?

Sunday at church, I showed a video of some the NFL players playing in the Super Bowl who were Christians.  These athletes shared on  how important their faith was to them.  Brandon Jackson running back for the Green Bay Packers said that he wants to lead a Christ like life. He is not defined by football, but rather he is defined by his faith.  I found that rather intriguing that an athlete who makes lots of money, an athlete who is adored by many, an athlete who is playing on in the sport’s biggest game is first and foremost a follower of Christ.

As part of my sermon I asked my congregation: What or who defines you? Is it your Job?  Is it your possessions?  Is it how much money your make?  Or are we like Brandon Jackson.  Are we defined by our faith?  What is important to us as Christians is not who we are, but whose we are. 

The book of Philippians declares in Chapter 3: 14-16

14I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.

 15-16So let’s keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us. If any of you have something else in mind, something less than total commitment, God will clear your blurred vision—you’ll see it yet! Now that we’re on the right track, let’s stay on it.

Let us pray that this week that Christ continue to be at the center of our life.  Our prayer should be that we be defined not by who we are and what we do, but  by our faith.  God bless you this week and press on toward the mark of the high calling of Christ

Pastor Greg T.
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