In the game of tribond, you are given three words and your job is to determine what those three words have in common.
For example, if I say the words Christmas, family, and oak – what do these things all have in common? They are all kinds of trees.
How about this one: dentures, bats, stars – they all come out at night
How about this one: skates, the lawn, and your shoulder – they all have blades.
How about this one: oil, a diaper, batteries – and as a bonus word, Christians
Answer: They are all things that are frequently changed!
- Every 5000 km, you’ve got to change oil in your car.
- Every few hours you’ve got to change the diaper on your baby.
- Every few months, you’ve got to change the batteries in your remote
- And every day, if you’re a Christian, you’ve got to change to become more like Christ.
And of course, this is all a segway into today’s message.
If you haven’t been with us recently, we’ve been going though a series called Visual Theology.
It’s based on a book called “Visual Theology” by Tim Challies and Josh Byers. And as you can see on the title page, there are four main sections that we’ve been looking at.
So far, we’ve looked at growing close to Christ. We’ve looked at understanding the work of Christ, and today we are beginning to look at becoming like Christ.
And that’s why I’m bring up this whole idea of change – because becoming like Christ requires change.
As you read through the Bible, you will not find one single person who accepted Jesus Christ as their Saviour and then didn’t change! It’s just not possible! No one who enters into an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ can ever remain the same. Change is a required part of the equation.