The Greek philosopher Heraclitus, living in the 6th century BC said…
“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”
Think about that. You can step into a river. But step into it a gain, and neither you nor the river are the same.
Later, one of the students of Heraclitus took his teaching a step further. He suggested that–yes, you can’t step into the same river twice. But for that matter, you cant even step into the same river once. As soon as you step into it, direction of the water changes, the rock, mud, silt, all shift…and nothing is the same.
It has been said that the only true constant in life is change.
Life, the earth, you, me…we are all in a constant state of change.
And that’s good. That’s how we are made.
But if you’re like most, change is not something we easily embrace.
We resist it, fight it, run from it…or at least try to slow it down.
The cold hard fact is this. Change happens. Life morphs.
But all through the Bible, and in each of our lives these morphing moments, these seasons of change and transition are nothing to fear. Quite the opposite. They are the sacred spaces where we have the opportunity to encounter God’s holy presence and divine love like never before.
That’s why I want to invite you to something special this Summer.
It is our Summer Sermon Series, entitled:
“Morph!” Navigating Life Through Seasons of Change.
I am especially excited to welcome 3 special guests to join me in this series.
Dr. Joel Gregory, Professor of Preaching at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary.
Dr. George Lyons, Senior Pastor of Gillfield Baptist Church, the second oldest African-American Congregation in United States.
Dr. Meredith Stone, Instructor of Christian Ministry and Scripture at Hardin-Simmons University’s Logsden School of Theology.
Our “Morph!” series will launch on Father’s day, June 18th. I will open our series with a sermon entitled, “Semper Reformada!” based on Isaiah 43:19… “See, I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?”
Then, Dr. Gregory will be with us June 25th and July 2nd, followed by Dr. Lyons on the 9th, and Dr. Stone on the 16th.
The final two installments for “Morph!” will be brought by me on July 23rd and 30th, concluding with a very special Lord’s Supper experience.
This series promises to be meaningful for every person, regardless where you find yourself on life’s journey. I hope you will make an effort to invite someone to be a part. Invite them to “Morph” with you!