Good morning and welcome to Faith Chapel. I hope you had a good week and I am so glad we can all be together today. If you are new this morning I hope you will feel the love of God and the people around you. They are a great bunch of people, not perfect, but they love God! Please feel at home and safe.
Today we are in a series called, “It’s A Jungle Out There!” Last week we talked about how God has called us to walk in distinctiveness in this jungle. Not just to be different, anyone can be different, but to be disctinct! Our distinctiveness comes from our identity in Christ! Not our culture, our personalities, our strengths and gifts, but our relationship and our identity in Christ Jesus.
We talked about Old Testament distinctiveness of the Jewish nation as they followed the CIVIL law, the laws that governed their nation, The CEREMONIAL laws, relating to their relationship to Yahweh and what He demands for their following Him, and the MORAL law, the commandment on how to live with God and man.
Today we move to point #4
4. Distinctiveness is tangibly expressed in the NT
The NT continues the OT emphasis on the holiness of God’s community. 1 Peter 1:15-16 reads: 15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16 for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy."
That is God’s desire for us.
That’s the Rumble you hear in the Jungle!