“Our main goal is not to build awesome families, nor is it to build a Christian nation… our main goal is Christ going forth in our lives.” Matt Messerly talks about the theology of family, how Jesus values family but also how we can let family become an idol if we are not careful.
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Matt Messerly draws from the story of the Tower of Babel as an illustration of how we tend to use technology to build towers for ourselves. Instead, he encourages us to draw from the example of Noah who built the Ark in obedience and faith in God.
“Your time is redeemed. So redeem it.”
Matt Messerly makes a five-step outline of how we can redeem the time that has been wasted in our sinfulness by actively pursuing the redeeming wisdom of Christ.
- We waste time.
- We are foolish.
- Jesus redeems our time.
- We are made to be wise.
- We actively redeem our time.
In his first life training talk, Matt Messerly explains Christian rest and how the gospel can make work restful through three main points: 1. Work before the Fall. 2. Work after the Fall. 3. Work after the Cross.