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

Kindness Toward Ourselves

There is often enormous pressure to keep up with the non-stop noise and activity of our modern world. Jesus offers us an alternative to this frantic pace but following Him and resisting the pressure around us will require a simple act: kindness toward ourselves. Is...

Simple Unplugging

Our immediate access to people and information through the use of technology has become a prevailing cultural norm. What has become the normal daily consumption of input can have a numbing effect on our soul and lead to our faith gradually growing thinner and thinner...

Drinking Beauty

God paints on a large canvas. His creativity is seen in the grandeur of the mountains, in the wildflowers on a rolling hillside, in classic masterpieces in an art gallery, or in the curious expression on the face of a child. Beauty is all around us. But seeing it...

Pausing to Detach

So much about the pace of life conspires against us. We might even be convinced that the faster we go and the busier we become, the more we’ll get done. But what does that kind of toxicity do to our souls? Could it be that God invites us to find Him through a...

Never Give Up

Resilience is such a powerful concept. Some of our greatest heroes and inspirational characters in stories are defined as people of resilience. But what does it look like to have a resilient faith? Spoiler alert... it doesn't mean that things are always going to go...