Born To Be Wild (1 of 4) by Jeff Strite

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Born To Be Wild (1 of 4)
Series: Born To Be Wild
Jeff Strite
Matthew 6:19-34

OPEN: Years ago, there was popular rock group named Steppenwolf.

How many of you have ever heard of Steppenwolf? (most raised their hands)

How many of you have heard of their song "Born To Be Wild"? (everybody raised their hands)

The chorus went like this (I sang it for them)

"Like a true nature's child, we were born, born to be wild.
We can climb so high, I never wanna die.
Born to be wild ..."

Now Steppenwolf was not a Christian band. They were a secular group, but their songs often carried interesting messages. And in this particular song Steppenwolf declared:
"I don't want to be like everybody else.
I was born to be different than others.
I was born to be wild and free."

In that song of the 60's - a song of rebellion and counterculture - Steppenwolf touched on a truth that the Bible has taught us for centuries. And that Biblical truth was this:

As Christians, we weren't born to be like everybody else.
We were REborn to be different.
We were REborn to be wild and free from this world.

In fact we have our own song that declares that truth.

Sing it with me if you know it:

"This world is not my home I'm just a passing through.
My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue.
The angels beckon me from heaven's open door.
And I can't feel at home in this world anymore.

Oh Lord you know I have no friend like you.
If heaven's not my home then Lord what will I do?
The angels beckon me from heaven's open door.
And I can't feel at home in this world anymore."

This world is NOT my home.
I don't belong here.
I was saved to be freed of this world.

In fact, that is a repeated theme in Scripture:
• Jesus said: If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. John 15:19
• Peter says it this way: Dear friends, I ...


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