Message for March 16, 2014 from Pastor Jerry

“Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on…” Hebrews 6:1


       How long can a person stay in one spot?  Most people need a change of scenery every now and then at least.  Others are more content to be on the move changing activities and interests often.  There is a danger involved in sitting still.

       Staying in the same place for to long will dull you to your surroundings.  You will cease to explore and to appreciate the beauty or will become negative in your view.  You will lose the excitement of new discoveries and adventures.  Things will seem to get boring.  Things that once excited you are now no longer interesting.

       Suppose you spent 12 years in the first grade at school.  When would you lose your interest in it?  Would it be after two years?  Five years?  Would it still excite you after twelve?  Probably not.  The truth is that whether we like it or not we need to experience new things so we can grow up.

       This is also true spiritually.  We cannot reach a level and stop moving forward.  We can never believe that we have arrived at our destination as long as we are still alive.  To cease growing in Christ means we are complacent and satisfied with what we have and where we are.  Sooner or later we will lose interest in the things we once enjoyed greatly.  The Bible tells us to go on to maturity.  This we cannot do by simply repeating the same thing over and over.  We must learn something we do not know.  We must do something we have not done.  We must go where we have not gone.  We must see what we have not seen.   We must  be what we have not been.  We must live as we have not lived.  Only then can we truly say we are following Christ.  His last word to His disciples was, “Go!”


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