"Who’s in Your Family?"
by Pastor Kevin

September 22, 2021
While he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him.

But he replied to the man who told him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”
Matthew 12:46-50
Who is in your family?
If you get on the phone with my dad or brothers, we all sound alike. Our family cheers for certain sports teams. We share experiences, special foods and holiday traditions. My mom doesn’t like fish, so we had it less often and I don’t like it either. Sometime, I find myself standing the way my dad stands. We have a lot in common. Being family means doing the things our family does.

Who is in Jesus’s family?
Jesus says, it is those doing the Father’s will. It’s a family connection to be like Jesus. We find ourselves doing what our Heavenly Father does. We, who are filled by the Holy Spirit, sound, act, think, and live like our new family. This is not a burden, but a joy to belong to God’s family.

Our Father,
Thank you that you have adopted us into your family through the sacrifice of your eternal Son. Thank you for your love that extends to welcome and include us as one of your own. Help us to do your will and live to be known as your son or daughter.
With gratitude we pray, Amen
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