Thursday Thinking will be back on schedule this Thursday. It’s been difficult to keep up with all the changes that have recently taken place. Until then, here’s a brief update on my life.
It has been a while friends! There has been a lot of newness in my life
these past couple of weeks. New city. New home. New friends. New
responsibilities. A lot to take in. As most of you already know, I've accepted
a call to lead pastor at the Elkhart Northside Church of the Nazarene. These
are wonderful people and they have been so good to us in this transition. I’m looking forward to this journey
This past Sunday was my first official Sunday as lead pastor. It felt
different, but also like I was right where God wanted me to be. My first message was on Jesus changing water
into wine from John 2. Do you remember that story? Great message to preach in a denomination
that takes an abstinence approach to alcohol, huh? My thoughts were on the deeper truth John is
communicating here about Jesus’ identity.
The connections John makes to the Old Testament prophecies about the coming
day of God’s salvation are amazing! That
day is described as a wedding feast with an abundant amount of wine (see Isaiah
25 and Joel 3). It just struck me as
interesting and it reveals Jesus’ identity.
It answers the question, “Who is this guy?” The day of salvation is here. The Messiah is among us.