June 28, 2020: Bridge to Different | Pastor Wilson Reyes
June 21, 2020: Dare to be Different | Rev. Efrain Morales
June 14, 2020: We Need Different | Rev. Ramfis Moulier
June 7, 2020: Different but the Same | Pastor Tommy Molina
Key Verse: 1 Samuel 10:6 (NIV)
The Spirit of the Lord will come powerfully upon you, and you will prophesy with them; and you will be changed into a different person.
Things are different in our world. Our normal has changed and our daily routines have been disrupted. We are living between two pandemics; one that united us and now one that is dividing us. Whether for bad or good, these disruptions change us and make our world a place that will never be the same again. God has uniquely created us in such a way that even though we all have the same body components; we are all different. In Romans 12 and 1 Corinthians 12 the apostle Paul speaks about these different body parts forming one body to illustrate how each of us, though different, all belong to one another and form one body in Christ.
Jesus’ entrance into this world was a disruption that changed the course of humanity for eternity. He came to bring a different relationship between God and man. One not based on religious law, but a supernatural relationship with the Father through His son Jesus. In the same way, when the Spirit of the Lord comes upon us He disrupts our ways. He calls us to come to Him as we are, but not to stay the same.
Scripture shows us that His ways are different from our ways (Isa 55:8-9). God’s calls all followers of Jesus to bear the fruits of the Holy Spirit and be different from the world. He calls upon His sons and daughters to embrace those who are different from you because He created them to. When the Spirit of the Lord comes upon us, know that we will be changed into a different person (1 Sam 10:6). As we navigate this different world, remember that God’s ultimate desire is for us to get used to the different person we are by the power of His Spirit!”
The title for this series is being used by permission from The Chosen television series. This series is different, and its unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. We encourage you to watch it! Click here to find out more.