This post is a follow up to our service on June 30th.
In Genesis 39, Joseph was living as a slave in a foreign land, without his family, with no social network. Sociologist would say that Joseph is likely experiencing culture shock. Secular scientist tell us that there is no greater thing that determines the directions and values of an individuals life than the environment that they are placed in. As Christians, we believe there is one something that more forcefully determines our values and identities and that is who we belong to, where we come from and where we are going.
Christians ultimately belong to Jesus and are moving to Jesus. This shapes our identities as individuals and as a church.
He are the identities and values of City on a Hill.