If someone asked who you are, what would you say? Maybe you'd say your name. Or maybe you’d say, "I'm a musician. A basketball player. A friend. A daughter or son. I'm a human!" Those things might be true, but have you ever felt like you’re still figuring out who you are, what you’re good at, or why you’re here? In this 4-week series, DIstinct, the stories of Jesus and John the Baptist, and the words of Paul, will help us see why discovering who Jesus is helps us discover who we’re meant to be. Not only is Jesus is distinct from anyone who has ever lived, but God made us distinct too, with distinct gifts we can use to serve God and others, and unique distinctions that are worth celebrating.
Have you ever played "Spot the Difference"? You know, that game where you have have to compare pictures that are nearly identical except for a few tiny differences? Sometimes the differences are easy to catch. Sometimes they're hard to find. And sometimes we play this game in real life by comparing ourselves to others. When we do, the differences we spot are usually seen as negatives. We criticize others when they seem a little too "different," and we criticize ourselves when we feel like we're the "different" ones. But what if instead of criticizing our differences we learned to celebrate them instead? In the Bible, a guy named Paul had something to say about this. He said yeah, we are all different, just like different parts of our bodies all have different purposes. Just like your body wouldn't work if it was one giant foot, God made each of us with different qualities and abilities. That's why we can celebrate (instead of criticize) our distinctions.
Join us Thursday nights as we study from the Word of God to grow as the "sons and daughters of God." We also will take time out for some fun and games, relaxing and connecting with each other. See ya' there!!