2 Corinthians 5:17 “…anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” (New Living Translation)
Most people are too skeptical to believe in a new beginning. Fresh beginnings are only for sports teams at the start of a new season. I think that: 1) past failures and, 2) the myriad of “friends” who surround us to let us know that optimism is for dummies is enough to squash right out of us any shred of hope for positive.
But God has different ideas.
Next Sunday at Maranatha, we will jump into the concept of New Life in Christ. Life Swap will be a four-step “walk through” of how God brings real transformation to our lives. Week one will zero in on how Jesus offers a new beginning to anyone who asks. Each week we will will build on a biblical theme of redemption and renewal.
I am asking that all friends of Maranatha make the investment of time necessary in order to bring a friend to next week’s service. That may mean a phone call, it could mean an email. It may even mean an invite to lunch after church. Do whatever it takes short of kidnapping! I will be presenting a very simple plan of salvation. The kind that old church members may find simplistic but seekers find as life-giving. (a word to our old church members – we love you but this one is not about you! It is about Jesus and those who are lost from Him!)
If you would like to receive an e-invite that you can pass along to someone, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Life Swap – don’t miss it!