Today begins a new series entitled, “Jesus teaching on Heightened Awareness”. Luke:12 will be our focus for the next few weeks. The scripture declares Jesus’ teaching on heightened awareness better than every other scripture. Heightened awareness was always more than a interesting subject. It was prophetic, insightful, and now, challenging to our Christian values.
The greatest challenge for any pastor and congregation is to remain relevant. I desire to be biblically clear, historically accurate, but also useful. Many of us believe our world is changing quickly. I think not… “there is nothing new under the sun,” says the preaching of Ecclesiastes. We fight the same battles for power and control people did in the ancient world. The only difference is the impact of technology on our society. We use different language but deal with the same problems.
As we prepare for a hot summer, let's also heighten our global and personal awareness. This series will challenge our Christian values and witness. Much prayer will be required because Jesus' teachings on the subject is nothing short of confrontation. Let's dive in head first. The world is turbulent but perfect for spiritual growth.
Don't forget to invite your family and friends to Membership Appreciation on Sunday May 28. We are looking for a wonderful time of fellowship and a challenging word to highlight our worship experience. Dr. Walter Fluker always says, “STAY IN THE LIGHT!”