Sermonette: A Glimpse at the Family of God

Insight into what we were, what we are, and what w
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Given 03-Oct-01; 22 minutes

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Mark Schindler, giving a summary of the movie "Family Man," a movie which provides the protagonist a glimpse of the life he could have had if he had pursued family relationships instead of money, suggests that the Feast of Tabernacles similarly provides a glimpse of the family relationships we can have by yielding to the plan of God. The Feast is simultaneously a present event, a memorial, and a glorious vision of the future. Our forefather Jacob was a person given a glimpse of his future and had changed his life accordingly, opting for family relationships in the family of God rather than the wealth and power (the one-up-man-ship) he had earlier sought. God similarly (through His holy days) gives us a glimpse of what we were, what we are, and what we are to become.