To Change or Not To Change...

As we gear up for a new year of student ministry, we are looking many changes square in the face. We are looking at "tweaking" a good bit of the things that we do on a regular basis. I have always been one that is open to changing things as needed. The other day, I began to wonder if this mindset could actually be backed up by the Bible.

As my mind wondered and my fingers browsed the pages of Scripture, I came across some interesting things...

  • In creation, God created man in a different manner than He created everything else (Genesis 2:7).

  • There was only one ark (Genesis 6).

  • There was only one burning bush (Exodus 3).

  • There was only one disciple who walked on water, and they did it only once (Matthew 14:22-33).

One can easily see from Scripture that God has chosen to use unique ways to bring glory to Himself and do great things.  Why do we see something work once and believe that is the only way that it should be done until Jesus comes back?  The truth is that the ways that people communicate changes with the times.  Though the message of the cross shall never change, the methods that we use to get that message out have to change with the times.

How are you clearly getting the message of Jesus Christ out to those around you?