Living as a Child of God
“Children don’t worry like adults do. They have very little of the things that most adults think they need to feel secure.”
Romans 8:16 says “The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs-heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ.” Being a child of God is part of our identity as believers: as we grow in maturity we leave childish behaviors behind, but we often lose the child-like qualities that define our relationship with God as Father. He is our perfect Father who loves us for who we are, not what we can or can’t do for Him (1 John 4:10). As His children, we can trust and depend on Him because He is love and always acts according to His nature (Mal 3:6).
Guest Speaker Alan Wright
Alan and Anne, his wife of 33 years, make their home in Winston-Salem, NC where Alan has served as Sr. Pastor of the historic, dynamic, multi-site Reynolda Church (EPC) for over 22 years. Always devoted to sharpening his mind (Phi Beta Kappa from UNC-CH and valedictorian of his Columbia Theological Seminary class), but his heart was touched by the Spirit in deep and profound ways in 1993. That touch of grace began a healing journey in which Alan discovered how the love of God mends the emptiness left from a broken home.
Since 1997, Alan has authored five books: Free Yourself, Be Yourself (formerly entitled Shame Off You), A Childlike Heart, Lover of My Soul, God Moments and Grace X 2. In addition to his pastoral leadership and weekly preaching, Pastor Wright also serves as President of Sharing the Light Ministries which produces the national radio broadcast “Sharing the Light with Alan Wright” heard on 400 stations across America and sponsors conferences nationally and internationally. In proclaiming a bold, unmixed message of grace, Alan is known for the question that starts every sermon: “Are you ready for some good news?” and for the triumphant declaration that concludes every message: “And that’s the gospel!” Learn more about Alan at https://sharingthelight.org/about-us/meet-alan-wright