In addition to this great step on the road to Easter, we have other new aspects of ministry that we will be unveiling that we are very excited about.
So why do a series about death? Isn't that kind of morbid? Can't we just be happy, happy, happy?
Well, yes, happiness is a nice part of our life experience, but it isn't always a 24/7 reality for the human condition. Life is indeed challenging at times and it can get down right messy much of the time (especially for those in ministry as we serve as spiritual janitors!). As we move toward Easter that is exactly what Jesus did. He lived like he was dying with the goal of bringing as much glory to the Father in the time allotted to him.
We will use this theme to really consider this Jesus that we freely profess and see if there is a deeper knowledge of God that can be found as we get past the surface of the basic story and consider key truths leading up to this season. Our goal once we consider these truths is to apply them in such a way that they make a tangible impact in our lives and advance us in our growth as Christ followers. Most people in society already know this phrase through songs sung by Kris Allen and Tim McGraw, so once again, we are seeking to follow the example of Paul who used the poetry of his time (Acts 17:28) to communicate effectively to his listeners.
In the days ahead it is our prayer that you will embrace the challenge to live like you are dying. Not perhaps from a terminal disease or other life circumstance, but simply by resolving to be crucified with Christ (Galatians 2:20) and live our lives to the fullest for God's glory! Stay tuned in the weeks ahead as we consider the example of Christ who sought to make an eternal impact on the world around him by living like he was dying. #buckleup