Pastor's Pen - The Message Never Changes
Our message, as a church, never changes. We are always to “preach Christ crucified” (I Corinthians 1:23). But from time to time, churches with marquee signs out in front of their buildings try to grab people’s attention with a catchy saying (I would love to have a sign at our church, but we’re on a dead-end street!).
“There are some questions that can’t be answered by Google”
“Walmart is not the only saving place”
“Forgive your enemies—it messes with their heads”
“God shows no favoritism but our sign guy does. Go Reds!”
“Cars aren’t the only things recalled by their maker”
“Come in and let us prepare you for your finals”
“Life stinks. We have a pew for you”
“Whoever stole our mower: God will get you.”
“Forbidden fruit creates many jams”
“Church parking only. Violators will be baptized”
Pretty funny stuff! The message our church is to always hold up to the culture around us is...
John 3:16 - “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Romans 10:13 - “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Romans 10:9-10 - “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
Christian, hold up your message proud and high, because the Lord Jesus died for it.