The “selfie” has become a regularity and an expectation on nearly all social media platforms. Our smartphones have front-facing cameras to make selfies easier to take and that has increased our infatuation with them. But sometimes the selfie can become destructive. Not the picture itself, but the attitude that can sometimes be accompanied by it.
Selfies turn the focus on ourselves and while they can seem innocent, they reveal something about us under the surface that needs to be called out.
Sacred Selfie is a four-week sermon series focused on the importance of believers’ identity in Christ. The propensity to place our identity in other fleeting places affects our own spiritual growth and our relationships with others. Self-examination and reflection on our desires will ultimately reveal what type of “selfie” we are revealing to ourselves and the world.
Too often, the selfie is a symptom of a deeper problem. It makes us look to likes and comments on a picture as a source for our worth. But Jesus wants more for us. He wants to shape our identity and help us develop, model, and live out a “sacred selfie.”
If you want to help your congregation see who they truly are in Christ and what it looks like to live out of that identity, grab the Sacred Selfie sermon series bundle.
In it, you’ll receive a full media package, sermon series guide that features teaching points, illustration ideas, and preliminary research to help you save time in sermon preparation, small group questions to help your congregation dive into specific points of application for their lives, and more.
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Brandon Kelley is a pastor at The Crossing on the east side of Cincinnati. He is the managing editor of Ministry Pass, co-founder of RookiePreacher.com, and the author of Preaching Sticky Sermons. You can connect with him on Twitter @BrandonKelley_.