WPC Warm Up, November 10, 2014
The apostle wrote, "If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see everything has become new!" (II Corinthians 5:17) This is hard to believe. If only he had said, "... everything has begun to pass away; everything has begun to become new..." But that's not what he said. This is a profoundly visionary statement. To be "in Christ", which I must take to mean "to desire to be in Christ", to want Him in my life, is to have passed already from an old life into a new one. I am like a snake slithering out of an old skin; a butterfly extricating itself from its cocoon. My new life has already begun. Now I just have to get with it. Every day. I don't earn it. I en-joy it. What if this is really true? Why would anyone want to hang out in their old skin? Dear God this is exciting. It makes the gathering of people gripped by this vision a crazy great place to be.
This Sunday is WPC's 46th Anniversary Sunday.
Pastor Dick Thompson