Jun 13, 2012

Why I am Comforted in the Midst of Radical and Rapid Change

I have been preparing for the "Beginnings" sermon series as we study the first 11 chapters of Genesis together as a church by dusting off my Old Testament books from seminary and reading through commentaries on Genesis.

I am so excited about what God will teach us through this sermon series about his sovereign plan for each and every one of us.

And we need to hear this message more than ever before as my church and many others in the PC(USA) family find ourselves in a rapidly changing landscape.

Some of these changes are downright frightening because no one can say with any certainty what the future might hold. All that we can say is that the future won't look anything like what it does today.

For church guys like me, that can be pretty unsettling.

It's not an accident that we scheduled the "Beginnings" sermon series at this time. God knew we would need to be reminded of some truths from Genesis.

It's good to know that none of this is catching God by surprise. God already knew this would happen, and God already has a plan for how to lead us in this time.

Thank God for that!!!

That's the whole point of the creation narratives - God has a plan. None of this came to pass by chance or by accident.

God has a plan.

God is sovereign.

Our job is not to come up with a plan, but to listen for God's plan and implement what God desires for each and every one of our lives.

We do that, everything's going to be alright.

It's going to be better than alright. It's going to be awesome!!!

I can't wait to see what God is going to do through all this!


dhollifield said...

Spooky, James - I started a series in Genesis last week... :)

dhollifield said...

Spooky James - I started a series in Genesis last week... :)