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What are the most profound ways you’ve changed in your lifetime?

I find this to be a fun thought experiment, especially if – like me, you have some strong opinions.  

I’m talking about changes so stark your younger self would wonder if you’d been kidnapped and replaced by a pod person. 

When I was in high school, I was convinced I was going to be a physicist. Pretty different from a pastor. 

I specifically said I was never going to be one of those people covered in tattoos. 

I didn’t like coffee, asparagus or mustard. (Weird I know but I love all those now.)

My beliefs have changed a lot too. I grew up in a very conservative Christian church, so I was convinced the earth was only 6,000 years old. That Jesus only cared about individual salvation not change in the world. That being gay was a sin.

I’ve changed a lot since I was younger. I think most of us have (except the young ones among us… don’t worry: you’ll change a lot too!)

It points to a truth we don’t like to acknowledge: change is inevitable. But at the close of this series today, I want to suggest we celebrate change rather than avoid it.

Change is evidence God is with us, continuing to work. God is forming us into a people, a church, that is fit to be God’s loving representatives to an always-changing world!

Join us Sunday as we explore what change looks like when God is in charge!

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