We are now just past the two week mark of 2016, and statistics tell us that already nearly 25% of all of us who made new years resolutions, have given up and moved back to our old habits and patterns. Changing is hard, ESPECIALLY HARD when the change involves moving from indulging our personal appetites and habits to even temporarily denying yourself pleasure and satisfaction. (Just ask everyone who made a New Years Resolution to lose weight, quit smoking, or save money!)
For all the confusion surrounding what it is to BE a “Christian”, most people agree that becoming a Christian SHOULD involve personal change. Jesus famously urged potential followers to “take up their cross and follow me”. Even those who are skeptical about christianity in general make distinctions between “real christians” and others, based on the changes they’ve observed in their lives. So what SHOULD change when someone becomes a Christian? How does that change happen? What if I’ve tried to change…tried to “be a Christian” and failed? This Sunday we’ll answer all of these questions from scripture…along with a delightful mix of talk about Justin Bieber, the Holy Spirit, Law, Grace…and stretchy yoga pants. You won’t want to miss it.
This week will also feature music from Port Ellis, along with all the “normal” food and fun that makes actionchurch ANYTHING but a normal Sunday morning at church! We’ve even freed up more parking…so go ahead and invite ALL your friends and family that have been curious about actionchurch. We look forward to seeing you at– 10:30 am, 36 W 11th Avenue. (DIRECTIONS), and as usual, the actionkidz crew has a fantastic hour of learning and fun planned for your kids (infant to 6th grade) as well.