Andrew Fountain - Belonging and Rejection

1. Belonging and Rejection


  • What does it mean to have a sense of “abandonment”?
    • I don’t belong
    • There is nobody like me
    • I am different
    • I don’t fit
    • I don’t have anywhere that is really “home”
    • I am rejected and abandoned
    • There is nobody to take care of me if everything goes bad
  • David wrote in Psalm 41
    1. All who hate me whisper insults about me to one another; they plan ways to harm me.
    1. Even my close friend whom I trusted, he who shared meals with me, has turned against me.
  • Isaiah 53:3
    He was despised and rejected by men;
    a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief;
    one from whom people hid their faces
    he was despised, and we valued him as nothing.

2. A New Community

3. Receiving this

  1. You need to belong to Jesus to have his Spirit
  2. It is by faith in Jesus’ words that we enter into this

Updated on 2009-07-19 (r.25) by Andrew Fountain