Over the last several weeks in our Disciple II and Epic of Eden discipleship groups, some common themes have emerged from our lessons. In each study, we have seen and studied God’s faithfulness to God’s covenants. God proves again and again through the covenants made with Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David, that he is trustworthy and remembers his people and promises. The climax of God’s faithfulness is seen in Jesus and the New Covenant that God establishes through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. As John 3:16-17 states,
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
What an incredible gift! What incredible love! Our right response to God’s faithfulness to God’s promises is faithfulness to God. As God’s beloved people, we are called to live in covenant with God as faithful disciples. True faithfulness impacts every part of our lives—from the way we treat others, to the way we run our businesses, to the way we interact with our family, and even the way we handle our finances. The call to faithfulness as disciples of Jesus is all-encompassing!
I hope that here, at Pittman Park, we can be people who love God and walk in faithfulness in every area of our lives. That our faith is deeper than just church attendance, but is instead our whole lives offered as a living sacrifice to the God who has saved us from our sin and death.
God is on a mission and inviting us to participate in the redemption of the world. Won’t you offer your whole self to him in response to his great love?
For Jesus. For People. For Community.