John 1:12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.

Since the beginning of time there has been a desire in man’s heart to belong.    Anyone making even a quick survey of the Bible will discover that everything that man has done is because he wanted to belong to something bigger and better. Even the first man and woman failed in their initial        encounter with Satan, our archenemy, because they felt a need to belong. The rest of Scripture narrates this struggle.

In our day nothing has changed,   being a part of something bigger is still    important. From gang affiliations to sports fans, it’s all the same desire to belong. The problem is that this particular brotherhood leads to a path of destruction. God Himself, through the Holy Spirit, points out this    universal problem: The natural brotherhood of human beings is a sinful brotherhood. It is the brotherhood of all who are spiritually lost.

But I have good news. There is a real brotherhood that meets every desire you have, it is the brotherhood of the redeemed! It is the most important brotherhood of all. Today we simply call it the family of God. It is a brotherhood based on regeneration and restoration! The difference in this band of brothers is that once you’re in, the desire to belong is finally and forever But the only way you can become part of this brotherhood is to repent of you sins and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. So are you a part of this brotherhood? If not find me today I’ll tell you how you can be.             

Dr. Chris