The Pulse – March 8

In 1964, the distinctive voice of Bob Dylan turned his gift for lyrics into the anthem for a generation with his song, “The times, they are a changin’…” And, they haven’t stopped changing. We continue living in a period of rapid transformation in technology and culture that can be as dizzying as it is exciting.

No changes are more dramatic than those initiated by Jesus through his life, death, and resurrection. In Ephesians, Paul describes the changes Jesus makes in both cosmic, macro terms:

…he is far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named…and he put all things under his feet (Ephesians 1:21-22 ESV) and the personal, micro changes in our lives: But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ – by grace you have been saved…(Ephesians 2:4-5).

In our current teaching series, we are asking God to change us and use us for his glory as we move closer to the cross and resurrection by following Jesus through key events in the final week of his life.

Remember that this weekend time really does change again. Pay attention to your smart phones and adjust your clocks forward one hour or like Dylan sang, “The first one now will later be last.”

Titus O’Bryant
Teaching Pastor