Change… Merriam-Webster defines change as – A: to make different in some particular B: to make radically differentC: to give a different position, course, or direction to…
One of the few things that never changes is the fact that change is constant and inevitable. From poodle skirts and malt-shop music to bell-bottoms and disco. From top hats to ball caps. Fashion, music, hair styles, etc. change and will continue to change for the rest of time as we know it. Many changes have been for the good of humanity. I’m sure you’re happy the way we do laundry has changed. I’m sure you’re thankful for the changes in how we view medicine, treat sickness, and other medical advancements. What about transportation? I’m sure glad we don’t have to rely on a horse to get from place to place. Some changes, like how society views family values, marriage, and an ultra-liberal education system are not good at all. Some good, some bad, we must know that change is always on the horizon. If we refuse to change, we’re in danger of being time-warped and left in the dust. 
So, knowing that changing is unchangeable, why do we dislike so much? Because it’s scary! We don’t know what that change will hold for us on the other side. We as humans are creatures of habit and we like our stability and comfort. Change can sometimes put those things we hold on
to in jeopardy. 
Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. As I type these words, our church is changing. We recently got a new Pastor to spearhead these changes. We recently voted on changing our church name that has been the same for 60 years! We’re CHANGING our sign, we’re CHANGING our logo, we’re CHANGING security protocol, we’ve CHANGED the appearance of our lobby… the list goes on and on. As leadership, we believe these changes will
help our church to remain relevant in today’s culture, and ultimately reach more people for Christ and to make more disciples! With all of these changes going on, as a Pastor of this church, I can make a promise to you… The Message of the Good News of Jesus will never change.
Hebrews 13:8 – Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Our METHODS must adapt to reach an ever-changing culture, but the Word of God never changes. We will always be a church built on three principle building blocks – Love God, Love others, and make Disciples. When we do those three things well, the Message will reach our community and the world! In this time of change, don’t be afraid. Embrace this exciting time! Let’s be trail blazers that charge straight ahead and watch an all-powerful God do what He
promises He will do! Be with us Lord Jesus as we do your will. We want to make you proud of us! Amen!

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