Gateway Friends

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Gateway Friends,

I pray you’ve been staying connected to the latest sermon series on “Flavors”.  Everyone has their favorite you know. To some vanilla, others apple or maybe butterscotch and most likely, the majority, chocolate!  Flavors are everywhere and thank God for His wisdom in that we don’t all share the same favorite flavor. This diversity in flavors is one of the things that keeps life interesting, one of God’s unique touches on creation.  

But there is one flavor we should all have in common.  You see flavor does not always mean a “taste or preference”.  In fact, when you look at the definition of flavor, you’ll see a secondary meaning that may be more important than our favorite kind of ice cream.  The dictionary also defines flavor as, “an indication of the essential character of something.” So, I ask you… what is your flavor? Your essential character?

Philippians 2:5 says, “Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus.”  I like the way the New American Standard Version says it. “In your lives you must think and act like Christ Jesus.”

It’s awesome that we have so many flavors to choose from.  However, when it comes to your essential character, I challenge us to all be of the same flavor-the flavor of reflecting the love and character of Jesus to those around us.

Finish Exhausted!

Pastor Daryl