A Long Obedience in the Same Direction | Full Sermon
What does it mean to have spiritual disciplines? Is being faithful simply about reading our Bibles, praying, coming to church and checking another spiritual task off of our checklists? Pastor Mike Acock doesn’t think so. Our lists tend to cause us to focus on ourselves and our sin, and ultimately, our report cards don’t tend to change our behavior. Instead, Pastor Mike calls us to focus on Jesus and who we are in Him. In other words, being spiritually disciplined is about having a relationship with Jesus, for He has already checked off all of our boxes on our behalf. What does that look practically? Well, one example is our Senior Pastor, Phil Schaefer who we honored today for his 35 years of living out the faithfulness of God in our midst. We do honor Pastor Phil, but we more fully celebrate the faithfulness of God that he has shown through Pastor Phil and his wife, Deb’s, lives. Watch the sermon for more on discovering God’s faithfulness.