So You Want to be a Star

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Feb 2, 2020

Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. (Philippians 2:14-16)

The Christian life isn’t supposed to be a “blend in” sort of enterprise. In this week’s sermon text from Philippians 2, Paul reminds us that we live in a broken world – “a warped and crooked generation.” By not arguing with each other; by not grumbling; by holding firmly to the word of life; Paul promises us we will shine!

It doesn’t necessarily require a close reading of the Gospel accounts to see how counter-cultural Jesus was when it came to attitudes and actions. Love your enemies. Forgive – forgive – forgive. Don’t worry about stuff. Above all, don’t trust in the things the world trusts in… trust in God!

We, the Church, when we live in the way of Jesus, can’t help but shine “like stars in the sky.”

Come this Sunday and join in sharing the bread and the cup of holy communion as we proclaim our faith in the redeeming, soul-cleansing blood of Jesus Christ our Lord. And may we all shine like stars in the sky as we hold firmly to the word of life!

Blessings in His name!

Pastor Bob

Philippians 2:12-16