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A Message from Pastor Rodney:
April 26, 2015
For the Season of Easter, we are embarking together on a 40 day journey of discipleship. Our journey will focus on three questions. Who is God? Who am I? and What am I to do with my life? These are questions that are asked and wrestled with by most people throughout all cultures and in every time, so we join a great cloud of witnesses, as we take these steps in following the resurrected Jesus.
This week, we tackle the second question, “Who am I?” with a focus on what is defining us or what we are letting define us in our lives. Our culture would offer us many ways to define ourselves:
I am what I do. I am what others say about me. I am what I have.
Each of these options stems from a deeper truth. After all, much of what we do is good and a gift from God. Our reputation and praise of our efforts should be cared for and looked after. And, what we have provides a chance to influence the world for good and bless others. The trouble is not these goods, but when we allow these goods to define our identity as our central essence, as our motivation for decisions and actions. At that point, these goods will fail to provide what the world says they offer. There is only one who offers a creative and gracious design for your true identity. If you are curious to meet him, to learn the good news of who you are, and experience the power of a full life that flows from this identity, join us this Sunday morning. It will make all the difference, for Parkside is the place where you belong!