Game changers provide the catalyst for bold new directions. Some will talk about change, others will dream about it. Game changers make it happen.
Jeremiah's prophecy in ch. 31 describes what God will do to bless to God;s people. However, as wonderful as it all sounds, the context makes it rather wild. Having been conquered by the Babylonians, its landscape scorched and its holy city Jerusalem devastated, its Temple lying in ruins, its population decimated, defeated, and carried off to Babylonian captivity, the happy-talk of this prophecy seems incredible. Yet Jeremiah knows that God is a game changer in the biggest way.
The gospel of John goes even further. Jesus is understood to be such a game-changer that the opening of the gospel recasts the creation story - you know, "In the beginning ...." - and focuses on Jesus as the central act of God's new creation. John also knows that God's game-changing presence in Jesus is too much for most of the world to handle.
What are you up for? How much change will you embrace in the new year? God is ready to do more than you can imagine, but is there faith to go for it? Can your game change? Find out in the sermon video below.