Isaiah 49:1-6; Psalm 139:1-3,13-15; Acts 13:22-26; Luke 1:57-66,80
After attending months of Bible Study, a man approached the pastor and said that he wanted to be baptized and become an active member of the church. The pastor asked for some details of the man’s conversion. “How can you be sure that you really want to become a Christian?” he asked. To which the man replied, “I just feel that something good has come into my life that I never before experienced.”
“But can you be more specific?” the pastor inquired.
“Well,” the man said, “I can’t talk theology to you. And I still don’t know my Bible very well. But I can tell you this: I work in housekeeping in a downtown hotel. And ever since I got religion, I don’t sweep dirt under the rug anymore!”
From the very beginning of His public ministry, Jesus proclaimed this theme: “Reform your lives! Change your way of living!” His call to transform our lives and to follow Him are inseparable. He is…