Renovate: Made For This | 1 of 11

Renovate: Made For This (Phil. 1:1-11)

Matt Webel
May 12, 2019
Series Description

When life starts to leak - when we start to feel lonely or purposeless…it’s tempting to slap another layer of activity on top. To try something new. To add more in the hope that it will cover up what’s wrong. A new car, a new gadget, a new hobby, a new job, a new city, a new adventure, a new relationship.  

We can pinball from one new thing to another. Sometimes it feels like we’re moving too fast to even enjoy it. We put out one fire only to have three more flare up. We feel busy, frazzled, stretched wide but not deep. Disconnected from people and from God and from purpose. Left wondering, at the end of a day full of activity, did it count for anything

Philippians boldly proclaims a truth: God is at work in you and through you. You are God's renovation project. In this series, we are invited to particpate in the renovation project. It's hard. It's costly. And it matters.

Sermon Description: 

What would it take for you to call someone your partner? What makes someone more than a friend or a colleague?

Partnership isn’t just sharing something in common, like a love of baseball or Harry Potter books. We're not partners with anyone because we both like Avengers movies, or graduated from the same college or even share a last name.

Partnership is not born in shared identity. Partnership is born in shared activity.  

God is inviting us into partnership. God is inviting us to engage in the renovation of this world. The question is: Is this something we want?