I’m Completely Lost Without…
I’m completely lost without my phone. It’s sad, but true. I’m thankful for the map apps that guide me from where I am to where I need to be. My favorite navigation app will even pick the fastest route based on real time traffic conditions and alert me to upcoming dangers, hazards and police I might encounter along the way. That is until my battery gives out or the signal dies. Panic begins to set in. Suddenly, I find myself at a complete loss as to where I’m at and which direction I need to go. I’m willing to bet that I’m not the only one this has happened to. It didn’t used to be that way, but we’ve become more and more dependent on technology, haven’t we?
I mentioned on Sunday that the majority of Americans believe that the moral direction of our nation is headed in the wrong direction. The tragic irony is that the majority of this generation also believes morality changes from person to person and situation to situation. This is called moral relativism. Do you see the problem? As a whole, we believe our morality is declining, yet we do not have an absolute standard of morality to adhere to. In a sense, we have a generation that’s trying to navigate without a good map. They can’t get from where they know they are to where they feel they need to be because there’s nothing absolute that they can rely upon.
What’s the answer?
God gave us His word to be a lamp unto our feet and light unto our path. It is a perfect map for the wanderer and the truest compass for the lost. It is unparalleled in its truth. Unrivaled in its wisdom. Unequaled in its power. It offers truth for all people, at all times and in every situation.
For a generation that feels that the moral state of our nation is headed in the wrong direction, God‘s Word is the answer.
We have a crisis of Biblical illiteracy and a failure to embrace absolute truth! It is these pillars upon which our nation was founded, and this foundation for which all the good we’ve seen as a nation has come. Any hope for tomorrow must begin with a return to our historical roots.
This weekend is Independence Day. I love that we get to celebrate our nation’s birth on a Sunday this year. What a great time to gather together and pray for a great awakening in our nation.
Also, to our Young Families (that families with children in Grace Kids), there will be a Saturday brunch from 10:00am-12:00pm in the FLC with fourth of July activities for the kids, pastries, fruit, coffee and more. You can register online here.
It’s week four in our current series, “And It Was Good”. I believe you’ll find this message to be a perfect fit for the holiday. So put on your red, white and blue and come be with us for Freedom Sunday at 10am. We look forward to seeing you this weekend!
Pastor Daniel Norris