Matty spoke on the uniqueness of the church here at West View.. To change your thinking change your life. Romans 12 2
Visitors to the church might be considering their first steps in a Christian journey. Our congregation changes from week to week. When you think creatively you think like Your Creator. this won’t please everyone.
Jesus was not crucified because he worked miracles. he was crucified for having ideas. If you have ideas don’t let anyone dissuade you.
We’ve all heard the negative messages that seek to dissuade, I am not the right person, don’t be different, think of your image, it did not work for them, it will be too hard, and so on
Paul writes let God transform you into a new person. Change your thinking and change your life.
We have people who drift away because of all the rules. here we encourage people to ask questions.
Romans 11 Love your life in the power of the spirit. ..Be transformed into new people. …trust god and he will get justice for you.
When Paul refers to Jews and gentiles he is thinking of large groups.
But faith is for individuals…saving the world for Jesus,
Become one people, the Jewish faith followed rules and regulations , Jesus did away with these and replaced it with love one another, love your neighbour.
Small churches are powerful..
Many churches try to vary the order of their service. One pastor who moved when the offering was taken caused consternation and was told you either ask too early or look like you’ve forgotten. People don’t do change well.
Paul acts 13 love your neighbour and satisfy all god’s requirements. Matty shared the story of the man who rang the garage. Tried to explain to the receptionist who he was .Her reply was “I know who you are you’re the one who pays on time”.
Your actions tel people about Jesus so be careful.
Praise this little church for these qualities, ask questions they will always be welcome.