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Easter Changes Everything

After Jesus’ death and resurrection, everything changed.  Sometimes people don’t like change or don’t believe the reason why they should change,  so they refuse to change with it.  That’s what many of the Jews did. Even before Jesus’ death, they were not convinced he was the Messiah.   Even post resurrection, they were not convinced Jesus was the Messiah. 

Regardless of what they thought, Jesus is the Messiah.  And now, they, and we, must get onboard with the change.  Because no matter what you want to belief about Jesus, things aren’t going back to the way things were before Jesus.

We are realizing, in the midst of Corvid-19, things aren’t going back to the way they were before the virus. It cannot. Corvid-19 has exposed our weaknesses and we need to change so hopefully nothing like this will happen again.  Yes, viruses, or specifically Corvid-19, could and probably will happen again.

So what do I think needs to change:

The way we think about money and income

The way we think about healthcare

The role government should have play

Protection for minimum wage or part time employees

The responsibility of the church and the execution of that responsibility to the unreached

I’ll just look at the last one for now.  We’ve known for years that we are ineffectively reaching the unchurched by the fact that the church’s numbers are decreasing.  Sunday morning church activities may be working for some people but not for everyone. What we’re learning by doing “out of the church worship and activities” indicates it should not change because it is reaching  new people. This doesn’t mean we will change Sunday morning activities, only look beyond the borders that Sunday morning creates.

Jesus never looked back.  He referenced the Old Testament but did not use it as a baseline for doing business. He always said the kingdom of God is ahead of us.

Please pray about changes that are to come and what you can do that advances Jesus’ desire to care for all people and to be unified in our efforts.

Luke 1:31-33

31 And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. 32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David. 33 He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”

Pastor Jim

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