Bethany Lutheran Church

We Are Creatures | Created With (Not For!) a Purpose

September 03, 2023 Pastor Anthony Celia
Bethany Lutheran Church
We Are Creatures | Created With (Not For!) a Purpose
Show Notes

Our purpose as creatures comes from outside of us. It is not something we are to discover from within. Every creature has the same purpose, to glorify the Creator, but our purpose is carried out through our individual vocations. Join us as we begin to discover how God desires to use each of us for his glory as we wrap up our end of summer series called, We Are Creatures.

Romans 12:1-2 (ESV)
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Matthew 3:13-17 (ESV)
Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented. And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”