02-24-2019 Sermon - What This Family Does

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If there is one thing our fallen human nature loves, it is taking center stage and leaving God the role, if any, of being a supporting actor. If we are not careful we might read Jesus' sermon in Luke 6 in such a way that we think we are center stage. After all we are told if we love our enemies and our reward will be great in heaven, and if we forgive then we will be forgiven. If, then. I know, those are the words. But if we are not careful we will conclude that we need to step up and assume the leading role. So how might we understand our Lord's admonitions without minimizing the difficult expectations that we endeavor to follow them? I think the key is to remember who indeed is center stage, and then understand we are a part of his family. Let me explain..