By the title ‘becoming like God’ (a 3-week Sunday message at ECC starting April 17/16), I do not mean that we as human beings can progress to become ‘deity’ or ‘divine’. That is not possible nor is it an idea that is, in any way, based on teaching in the Bible. If you are a Christ-follower, you will probably already know that ‘becoming like God’ is a reference to representing Jesus Christ well and showing God’s character in our interactions with all people!
Whether you are a Christ-follower or not, it’s quite possible that you have seen someone claiming to be a Christian but not representing Jesus well nor displaying God’s loving and generous character. That’s sad, and that disappoints God Himself. Please don’t let that interaction negatively shape your understanding of who God is or of who He wants to be in your life.
The three upcoming messages are:
“Living Generously” – by moving through hurt to forgiveness. What does that look like in family and community? God is a forgiving God and if we want to become like Him, we must grow in this grace of forgiveness!
“Loving Generously” – God is a loving God and if we want to become like Him, we must grow in our capacity to love all people and reflect His heart for everyone!
“Giving Generously” – God is a giving God and if we want to become like Him, we must grow in the joyful experience of being generous and in our commitment to lavishly giving in practical ways!