“For the past hundred years in some theological circles, resurrection has been misrepresented as a doctrine that promotes indifference. Somewhere along the way this core truth of Christianity changed from a revolutionary story to one that maintains the status quo. We started hearing the resurrection of Jesus presented as a way of saying, ‘If you just wait ’til you die, things will get better. So, don’t rock the boat now.’ But Acts offers us a different idea about what resurrection means. It’s not this idea that endorses the way things are. Instead it is a story about a person, and a hope that what God did for that person is going to happen for the entire world. Some of the riots in Acts are directly tied to Jesus’ followers preaching the resurrection. Because the resurrection isn’t always seen as a good thing. If the status quo works for you, if the world benefits you, you might not like the idea of a God who is turning the world upside down.” (From, “How to Start a Riot” by Jonathan Storment)
Starting Sunday the 10th, we are going to begin a journey through the book of Acts with a series titled, “NEXT.” NEXT is about seeing things the way they are and discipling in those moments. NEXT is about understanding where we came from but seeing what needs to be or what must be done in order to take that NEXT step into being the church that Jesus gave His life for. So, who’s ready to take that NEXT step? Who’s ready to start a riot? As Storment puts its, Support Your Local Jesus Revolution.
Think about it. Pray about it. God bless.