Pastor Dave Sarsons
July 2, 2018
SERMON: July 1st, 2018 “Ambassadors – Christ in the Public Square – Stance, Virtue, Vice
Happy Canada Day! Here is a view of Canada’s Spirituality as of 2018. We need to seize the opportunity to focus on the grey group that is “spiritually uncertain” because they are the ones that aren’t saying no to God, but need the foundation for what they see as coincidences or luck.
1 Peter 4:7 “The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear-minded and self-controlled so the you can Pray. Our mindset can either lead us to live fearfully or faithfully. Living faithfully would mean our ‘stance’ would be one of accepting responsibility, admitting mistakes and doing what is right because we are told in Romans 14:10 “… For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat.” When we live faithfully our ‘virtue’ or what people see in us needs to be one of humility and integrity versus living fearfully and living with desires of strength, power and success. Our ‘vice’ mindset, when living faithfully must abolish those things that bring pride and arrogance for in Matthew 5 Beatitudes, ““Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.4 Blessed are those who mourn,for they will be comforted.5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,for they will be filled. 7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart,for they will see God.”