In 1964, Bob Dylan wrote the pop/folk song The Times They Are A-Changin.
I imagine every generation could claim that as their theme song!
As they say, the one thing that is constant is change.
Think of all the changes we’ve seen in the past 10 years.
FBCTC moved twice. (Churches never move!) Houses/neighborhoods popping up everywhere. Mall of the Mainland is now Mainland City Center.
Have you seen College of the Mainland recently?
Then the pandemic came in March 2019, and life changed…
As believers, isn’t change what we are supposed to be about?
Jesus came and changed EVERYTHING.
He shook up the “religious” establishment.
He changed the way to God from obeying the law to accepting grace.
He even changed water into wine!
I wonder if He did anything with ice cream...
The result of a true worship experience is always change.
The goal of worship is to honor and glorify God with all that we have… our time, our talent, our voice, our gifts, our work, and our lives.
As we honor God by responding to Him with praise, singing, prayer, and hearing from His word and allowing Him to change our hearts, we come down from the “mountaintop of worship,” as Moses did after the burning bush worship experience, changed.
I wonder, then, why our default reaction to change is typically negative.
Rest assured, more change is on the way.
Our faithful pastor of 14 years is retiring soon.
The Pastor Search team is working and praying hard in finding our next pastor.
The exciting and challenging part is that it will be different.
His preaching style will be different, he’ll look and act different, lead different, and even his wife and family will be different!
Another word for change is growth.
I pray that you and I will be open to change every time we worship.
I also pray that when the new pastor is here, we’ll be open to more change and following his leadership!
Change my heart o God, make it ever true
Change my heart o God, may I be like You Eddie Espinosa