A 60 Word Sermon: VisionPosted: September 17, 2013
Vision: Whose Job is it Anyway?
When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples,“Who do people say the Son of Man is?”
They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Then he ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.
Our Vision at St. Paul’s Church is more people, more like Jesus. But who does what to accomplish that vision?
Jesus grows the church. The Father wins the lost.
And we worship Jesus, including all people (we got the keys!!!) and excluding some behaviors (we bind and loose).
So let’s let God do his job and we’ll focus on ours.