While God never changes in His nature, He does change the way He works with human beings. Jesus announced a significant change when He held up a cup and identified it with His blood that would establish a new covenant. After being raised from the dead, Jesus told His disciples to wait for the promised Holy Spirit. They waited and the Spirit came! The Church was born. That day, God began working in a brand-new way. And to this day, we are participants together with God as He works uniquely among us.

In this series, we’ve defined ReChurch as engaging in a fresh way with the miracle-movement of God called the church. How are you engaging in the church in a fresh way? What things pull you away from wholehearted involvement in God’s movement called the church?

Read Luke 22:19-20. What is the new thing Jesus is describing? What is the difference between God’s unchanging nature (Hebrews 13:8) and the reality that God does change the way He works with people?

God’s change from the Old Covenant to the New Covenant is drastic. Look at the following verses that highlight some of these differences: Hebrews 8:6, 13, 9:15, Romans 6:14, 7:6, 2 Corinthians 3:6-8.

After Jesus was raised to life, what did He tell the disciples to do? (Acts 1:4-8) How was the church birthed into existence? (Acts 2:1-4)

You had nothing to do with the circumstances of your birth. You’re alive now because of God’s purposes. Read Acts 17:26-27. What is your purpose in life? How would you know if you have lived a successful life?

Further Reading

A Call to Action

It is great to gather as the church. But we are also told by Jesus to “go” as the church, sharing God’s word with others and making them disciples. Fulfilling the Great Commission is not an option or a suggestion. It is a command to each of us as believers to actively...

The Meal of the Movement

The church can be described as a body, a family, an army. It’s a movement of influence—one that seeks to bring glory to God and point people toward the Savior. On the night Jesus was betrayed and arrested, He initiated the movement with a meal. He chose food and drink...

We Are Family

Many people say that kids and students are the church of tomorrow but that statement could not be further from the truth. They are the church of today. There is so much hope and promise in the younger generation. Throughout the summer, we have talked about how to be...

The Power of Vulnerability

It might seem natural to equate spiritual health with an absence of weakness and vulnerability. Maybe it’s exactly the opposite. Sometimes power and strength are found where we least expect them. Could it be that running from weakness is actually a weakness? We become...

Hearing God’s Voice

If we said we had a personal relationship with another person, we’d all assume, at the very least, some degree of regular, back-and-forth conversation. So how does a “personal relationship with God” work? We talk to God through prayer, but how does God talk back to...