In the book of Nehemiah we read how Nehemiah grew a concern for the broken walls. He did not wait for someone else to start doing something about it. He did something about it. He prayed and He faced the situation honestly. In our current personal and national situations… what broken walls do we have? Our country is falling apart. The virus has impacted everyone and every region. The Church of Jesus Christ has been impacted by this pandemic. But this is the opportunity for the Church to rise up and be the Church as light in darkness. Personal walls are falling also. Is something broken in your life? Your spiritual walk? Your marriage and family? Anxiety and depression following you like a bad penny. Is it loneliness? Pastor Bruce starts his series to refocus all of us on how to rebuild some walls that Satan has torn down. Let’s start rebuilding the potential of the Church and touch this broken world!! Are you in need of some rebuilding?
Being an imitator of Jesus means we view things differently than the world. This means we answer questions differently about significant goals in life. We have different priorities in our life than a person who does not know Jesus. We strive not to please men and people, but we strive to please Christ. In his letter to the Ephesian Christians, the Apostle Paul wrote in Ephesians 5:1a, “Therefore be imitators of God.” This is one of the most startling admonitions in the New Testament. It is the only place in the entire Bible where Christians are commanded to imitate God. What does that mean? And how are Christians to imitate God? That is what we will be examining in our series titled, “Be Imitators of God.”