What difference does it make in our lives when we say that we are a Christian? For some, they will respond, “I am saved, and God has promised a home for me in heaven.” This is a deep comfort, and we cling to its truth at Parkside, but because we believe it’s true, we are convicted about how we live in the world that God has blessed us with today. It is sometimes said about Christians, “They are so heavenly-minded that they are no earthly use to anyone.” At Parkside, we believe that true Christianity forges a heavenly mind therefore, we are useful on earth. A follower of Christ with heaven on her mind will by necessity seek to renew the world.
This week, we’re studying a small personal letter of Paul’s called, Philemon, and we’re asking the questions, “How does our faith make us more useful in the world? How does Scripture and the way we are shown to read it from this letter urge us into the world as agents of freedom and grace?” If you’re curious about the Christian faith and desire to make a difference in the world for freedom and grace, join us on Sunday. Parkside is a place where you’ll find you belong!