Proud to be­long

Sunday Trust - - SERMON - Source Un­known.

In 1978, Thomas Hansen of Boul­der Colorado, sued his par­ents for $350,000 on grounds of “mal­prac­tice of par­ent­ing.” Mom and Dad had botched his up­bring­ing so badly, he charged in his suit, that he would need years of costly psy­chi­atric treat­ment. (Source un­known)

Where are you be­ing raised and how are you be­ing raised?

As Chris­tians we are blessed in the beloved; we are ac­cepted in the beloved.

We are called to be­long to the fam­ily of God’s Son. We are mem­bers of the royal and divine fam­ily with all the priv­i­leges.

Rud­yard Ki­pling once wrote about fam­i­lies, “all of us are we-and ev­ery­one else is they.” A fam­ily shares things like dreams, hopes, pos­ses­sions, mem­o­ries, smiles, frowns, and glad­ness...A fam­ily is a clan held to­gether with the glue of love and the ce­ment of mu­tual re­spect. A fam­ily is shel­ter from the storm, a friendly port when the waves of life be­come too wild. No per­son is ever alone who is a mem­ber of a fam­ily.

I have a Fa­ther who loves me so much He gave His only Son for me that I may live for­ever.

He is so re­spon­si­ble He pro­vides all my needs!

He cares for me. Pro­tects me and guides me. He loves me so much He doesn’t sleep.

As a be­liever, I be­long to the rich­est and most pow­er­ful fam­ily in the whole of cre­ation. Noth­ing com­pares with it!

God ex­pects us to… know that ye are my dis­ci­ples, if ye have love one to an­other.”

2. We are to share the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of the Church and of one an­other. Re­spon­si­bil­ity When Queen Vic­to­ria was a child, she didn’t know she was in line for the throne of Eng­land. Her in­struc­tors, try­ing to pre­pare her for the fu­ture, were frus­trated be­cause they couldn’t mo­ti­vate her. She just didn’t take her stud­ies se­ri­ously. Fi­nally, her teach­ers de­cided to tell her that one day she would be­come the queen of Eng­land. Upon hear­ing this, Vic­to­ria qui­etly said, “Then I will be good.” The re­al­iza­tion that she had in­her­ited this high call­ing gave her a sense of re­spon­si­bil­ity that pro­foundly af­fected her con­duct from then on.

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