Tue, 11 January 2011
January 9, 2011
Isn’t a Thing
Synopsis: Today I begin a yearlong sermon series on relationships. During the year I will explore various aspects of relationships. I begin with the God relationship and start by pointing out that the “main thing” in relationships “Isn’t a Thing.”
Jesus said, “The Father and I are one.” (John 10:30, NLT) This is the ultimate relationship. Neither God the Father nor Jesus the Son were going to allow any “thing” to come between them. Interjecting “things” into a relationship can destroy the very fabric of the relationship. For example: when people relate to God on the basis of “things” they elevate the thing above God and have erected an idol in place of the relationship. Jesus never did that.
Relationships should give meaning to things. In the relationships of a family a house become a home. In the relationships of a congregation a church building becomes a sanctuary a center of worship.
The main thing in life isn’t a thing. It is a relationship. The main things of life are not things! Listen carefully, We go awry in relationships every time we fall into the “thing” trap.
Scripture Text (NLT): John 10:25-30
Scripture Reading: John 10:25-30