June 19, 2018

The focus of today’s sermon was, “The more time we spend with our Heavenly Father, the more we resemble Him as His children.” I had never really considered this point before. While I was taught to spend time with the Lord and read His Word daily, I never really understood the importance of it. Pastor Dylan gave a useful example of us being compared to our family members. For as long as I can remember, I have been compared to my father. I’ve been told I look like my father. Equally anyone who knows us both says we share the same personality traits.
We become and take on characteristics from the people we are around the most. My sister and I share a lot of similarities because we grew up together. Transferring that thought to the sermon today, if I spend more time with God, and read His Word, I will begin to become more like Him. My human traits will begin to melt away and be replaced by God’s traits.
In Exodus 20:4-6, the scripture tells about how God will put a “generational curse” on the family that turns from Him. Pastor Dylan mentioned how it just takes one person to break this curse. For example, both of my parents came from single parent homes but were raised in the Faith. Both parents broke the generational curse by coming together and walking with the Lord. I also have a few friends who come from very broken homes full of divorce or drugs. They chose to break the generational curse as well. It is so amazing the change God can make on one person’s life.
I will leave you with the same question Pastor Dylan left us with “Do you imitate characteristics of our Heavenly Father?”

Dylan Robinson - June 17, 2018

Like Father, Like Son

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Jenny Hopkins

Jenny is a K-12 music teacher in Macks Creek, MO. She is learning American Sign Language and French and has a dog named Sven who is a great walking partner. Jenny loves traveling and wants to be able to communicate wherever she goes.

 
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