When was the last time you felt truly free? Free to do what you want. Free to go where you please. Free to simply be. It probably has been a long time since you felt that way, if ever. Much of our lives are lived governed by rules, expectations, obligations, and anticipations. From our earliest days we live according to how things should be, and when they are not we are corrected. Soon the weight of all of these expectations and obligations becomes a burden too great to bear.
As Christians we were made a new creation that not only is full of promise, but is also "Set Free" to be the beautiful child of God we were made to be. In the waters of Baptism we are set free by Christ and "if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed." John 8:36
To truly Live the Story therefore means to live into the Baptismal promises we were blessed with and not be burdened by rules the world gives.
Similar to how the new capital campaign Living the Story – Set Free to Serve will set us free from all the burdens of our debt and building repairs so we can focus on mission, our baptismal call sets us free to live a life of faith.
We invite you to come this fall and hear in our new sermon series how you have been empowered by God to be free. We are set free and allowed to Live as a child of God, set free to Serve others when we see a need, set free to Transform the community around us, set free to take a Stand on Faith, set free to Trust in our promise of eternal life, and set free to Give of ourselves. It is through our Baptism that we are set free to live a life of faith, not out of obligation, but out of our love and appreciation for what God has done in our lives.
Join us and be set free all over again!