Through the centuries, God’s spirit has led his people in new directions. Using pillars of fire and cloud, He took his people from Egypt to the promised land. With His Son, He showed us the higher law of love. With an outpouring of His Spirit, He gave His body new gifts and abilities. Throughout the centuries, God has used men and organizations to carry out His Will and demonstrate His Glory. While God’s truth never changes, His direction to us often does. Every step of the way, some held stubbornly onto the old ways and traditions. However, in each generation, God found those willing to follow Him in a New Direction!
Today, we see just that. The aged approach of institutional churches continues to lose effectiveness in a post modern culture. Followers of Jesus search for what it means to BE the church. Some have even left these organizations, while many more stay in, struggling to understand their role in the body of Christ. Their hearts long to be used to love others as Jesus commanded. At the same time, through the Holy Spirit, some of His children continue to discover fresh ways to read God’s Word, work in exciting, new ministries and reach out to the lost.
In my newest blog and video series, “New Direction,” we explore this movement. Join me as I share insight from the Bible, our forefathers, Christians siblings, and even life experiences. Together we will seek God’s face in reaching this post-modern culture and glorifying Him. Subscribe to the Youtube channel (below) for a new video nearly every week, jump in the discussion right here on on my blog and join us, so we may reason together. May God bless you.
In discussing the new focus God has brought to me, I wish to first provide a little background for those who do not know me, personally. My name is Phil, aka JCServant. Over two decades ago, I handed my life over to Christ after studying numerous religious texts. God spoke to me, through the Bible, showing me how much I hurt Him and others through my selflish, sinful life, how I deserved death, and how He, in His love, took my place on the cross. I began attending church, and searching God’s Word to learn more about following Him as a disciple.
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