Don’t Change the World
Because God already has and is changing it his way.
Tomorrow, we will hear this message as we look at John 1:19-28
And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.” And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.” So they said to him, “Who are you? We need to give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?” He said, “I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’ as the prophet Isaiah said.”(Now they had been sent from the Pharisees.) They asked him, “Then why are you baptizing, if you are neither the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?” John answered them, “I baptize with water, but among you stands one you do not know, even he who comes after me, the strap of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie.” These things took place in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
We will explore the two equations: Change = Power and Baptism = Change
The bad news is that so many people fall victim to the mantra “You can change the world” and hurt others or get hurt because they do not consider “why.” Without the clear purpose or reason behind changing the world, people end up abusing or misusing the power.
The good news is that God already has changed the world by the power of his word and is changing the world his way – the way of the cross and the gospel of suffering.
Join us to hear the full sermon tomorrow at 77 Post Irvine, CA 92618
Worship service starts at 1:30 pm.