Rooted: Getting Back to our Beginnings
I am continually astounded at the number of people who are getting DNA tests so they can determine their ancestral heritage. I get it, to some degree. As we become more and more fractured and distant from our extended families and as we move from town to town and state to state we don’t have a sense of “home” anymore. We want to know where we come from so we can stake our claim. But it’s gotten a bit out of hand. I know one person who learned of his ancestral heritage, began identifying with his newly discovered ancestral heritage, changed jobs, changed states, and settled among “his own kind.” I understand wanting to know about our heritage, but there is a common heritage that connects us all together, especially those who call ourselves Christians.
Throughout the next six weeks at First Church we are going to be exploring some of the great characters of the book of Genesis as we get back to our roots. We will be recounting their lives, discovering that their stories and struggles mirror our stories and struggles, and learning from these characters some of the core aspects of our faith as followers of Christ. Throughout this series we will examine important matters such as faith, sacrifice, trust, forgiveness, and reconciliation.
I hope to see each of you in worship this Sunday at OKC First Church at 10:45 as we explore “Roots: Getting Back to our Beginnings.” With school beginning back up many people are thinking about starting new things so now is the perfect time to invite your neighbors, coworkers, and family members who don’t have a church home. Invite them to meet you at First Church this Sunday!