use-to-be blues

Saturday July 26th, Matthew 13: Therefore every teacher of the law who has been instructed about the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old."  The Church should always be ancient/modern.  Ancient, in that it tells of God's interplay with humanity through the ages.  Modern in that the old old story is told in a new new way every day. There are the timeless stories like creation that tell us deep truths about God, and the time bound stories of Israel’s passage through the centuries.  Worship should always be contextual, meaning that it relates to what is going on in people’s lives today.  Attempts to bring the church back to the heydays of yesteryear, while it may bring comfort to those from yesteryear, it also brings irrelevance for mission today.  The Ancient/Modern context of scripture is always attempting to frame the beautiful story of yesteryear in the language of today.   If you are bothered that the church doesn't do things the way it used to, that discomfort is most likely the kingdom calling you to get involved in mission.  The best cure for the use-to-be blues is outreach fever.  


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