God wants us to change but how often do we come up with excuses to avoid change?
Dave continues our series on the Challenge of Change.
When God wants to bring about something new he starts by reminding his people, us, of the past of what he has done in the past and where we've come from. Then God asks us to acknowledge the present, what's good, what's not so good and what's bad. Then God gives us a vision of the future of what could be if we let God shape us into the people he wants us to be, disciples of Christ.
We are set free from the past - to face the now - and to live expectantly for the future.
For us to change as a church we have to change together, in harmony.
“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it”
Jesus is searching for people who will give their lives for Him. Jesus is looking for people just like you and me. The only question that remains is this: will you join the journey? Will you take up the call Jesus issues: Come, follow me? Will you dare to be a disciple?
I tell you the truth, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.
The readings used in this service were:
- 1 Corinthians 12:21-31
- John 12:20-26