We are starting a new mini theme for worship entitled: “I Don’t Know”.
It is centered on the idea that ‘having all the answers’ is not necessary for someone to be a Christian and participate fully in the life of the church.
As a pastor, many people think I have more answers than most when it comes to the faith… not so! Like everyone else, I struggle to make sense out of things and I struggle to do the right thing at the right time.
Join me in this not-so-serious look at ourselves as we try and get to the heart of the matter… living life God’s way.
One of the recent items in the news that I worked hard NOT to address was this business about the end of the world. Most of us have heard all about Harold Camping’s wrong prediction about the end of the world which was supposed to occur on May 21st. But what many of us do not know is that people have been predicting the end of the world in the name of God since the dawn of human civilization. When Jesus was asked specifically about when God would ‘end’ the world and begin it anew… Jesus said:
But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. (Matthew 24:36)
I’d like to take a moment and apply this verse to everything that will happen in the future 🙂
We don’t even know what will happen tomorrow… much less when God is planning the ultimate in endings and beginnings. Jesus common advice to his followers was to LIVE like each moment might be the last. LIVE the values and morals and integrity and conviction that reflect who God is.
If we are doing that… whatever happens tomorrow (or at the end of the world) will find us living truthfully and honestly for God.