This Sunday Doug began a four part series on our Purpose and Preference. To kick off Pastor Doug goes back to the beginning in Genesis to show us that we were created with purpose and how our preference effects how we see that purpose.
When Israel rebelled against God, his protection was lifted and the surrounding nations began to attack. Instead of turning back to God for help the king decided to fix this problem on his own and in the end made things worse for his people. This week Pastor Ben Long asks us, Are we trying to solve our problems on our own, from our own power, or are we relying on God and the plans He's made for us?
The Bible starts off with an overview of the main characters and their natural tendencies. God, the loving creator, seeks to spend a perfect eternity with his creation. Mankind drifts toward its own decisions outside of God, and ultimately into wickedness. The rest of the story will tell of the path to reconciliation. In the meantime, we have the choice every day to trust God's plan and provision for our lives, or if we think we can do a better job ourselves.