It's been funny looking up graphics as I prepare to preach into 'new life' this Sunday in relation to finding a new way to live, serve and breathe. What I found was that most of the graphics that are out there had to do with churches that have been named New Life. There is pretty much a New Life (fill-in-the-blank a name of a denomination or non-demoninational church) and you have got the idea!
After I laughed at seeing:
New Life United Methodist Church,
New Life Free Methodist Church,
New Life Baptist Church,
New Life Presbyterian Church,
New Life Christian Church,
New Life Lutheran Church,
New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church,
New Life Reformed Church
And...New Life Church...,
I realized it really was a great name for a church. (I guess that really is why there are so many churches named, New Life).
When you bring the Gospel message down to it's core, you find that the Gospel is really about living a new life.In fact, this week, we will read about when Paul wrote "...this means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person". (2 Corinthians 5:17) And I believe the challenge for many of us is understanding how to live into this 'newness of life'. You see...I believe there is a 'newness of life' for each of us to live, even if we have been walking the walk and talking the talk of a Christian for many years!
I believe Paul breaks down this new life in such a way that each of us can find a way to live into it in revolutionary ways. In fact, I believe this is one of those weeks each and every one of us will hear a personal call to live that life! So, join us this Sunday as we look at 'A New Way to Live, Serve and Breathe'.
See you Sunday!