At First Lutheran Community Church we are in the middle of a sermon series addressing the topic of "change" in the Bible. Our texts and themes related to change thus far:
January 10 "What's The Status Quo?" Matthew 18: 2-5 How do we navigate our status-seeking culture? Jesus calls followers to change and become like children.
January 17 "Listen. Do You Want To Know A Secret?" Matthew 21: 23-32 Reflecting on the human need to be heard. Listening (especially to God) is a key human action in living faithfully in change.
January 24 "Does God Change?" Several readings to consider including:
1 Samuel 15: 24-31
Exodus 32: 9-14
January 31 "What Is Universal Health Care?" The relationship between healing and change. Isaiah 54:14-15, 18-19; Revelation 7: 16-17; Mark 10: 41-52
February 7 "Following A Lord of Discipline?" The relationship between change and discipline.
February 14 Pastor Orv Jacobson preaches a sermon related to the series theme
February 21 Sunday Lenten Series begins: "Tough Texts of the Old Testament"
My question to you as I prepare for this Sunday's sermon: does God change? To what do you attribute your response? Why is this belief important to you? If you read the aforementioned texts associated with change and God from the Old Testament, how do these Bible texts affect your thinking and understanding of God? I look forward to your responses.