Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Enter the Circle

If you've been to Crossroads in the past few weeks you've seen shapes projected on the wall, shapes that were designed to convey God's truth.  The shape above is based on Mark 1:15, where Jesus says:
The time* has come!  The kingdom of God is near!  Repent and believe the good news!
The straight line at the top is symbolic of our lives.  The "X" is a moment, an event, a crisis, an opportunity or just a time when the Word of God speaks especially clearly to you. 

When we encounter such moments, we can react by ignoring what God might be saying to us through it and just keep going, we can stop or go backward, or we can notice it and then enter the Circle--the Circle of God's Purpose.  We do this through a change of direction (that's the original meaning of the word "repentance") and acting on what God teaches us--acting in faith (that is, to believe).

This is God's desire, that we would pay attention, repent and believe.  To understand more about this, I'd encourage you to go to the Crossroads "worship" webpage and listen to the message from Oct. 30 and Nov. 6.  This coming Sunday's message will build on the "circle" as well.


* The Greek word for "time" in this verse (Mark 1:15) is kairos.


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