Friday, October 3, 2014


Galatians 1:7  …turning to a different gospel—not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ.  

I am guilty of changing my mind often. At my ministry office at Jericho Road, it is common occurrence for me to weigh the circumstances, needs and resources available for a course of action and I make a decision. We then move forward based on the facts and the mission goals. A few hours or days later I have to change my mind. Circumstances have changed and a slightly different decision needs to be made.

Such is the case frequently here at the Mission. The staff and I joke that if an new hire cannot handle “change” they won’t last long at Jericho Road. But what may seem like random and erratic decision making is really an ongoing attempt to stay on the right path. Although circumstances and resources may change, our Mission never changes. And to achieve the goal of this ministry then change in an inherent danger we face daily.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ never changes. God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ to us. And for those who place their trust and faith for eternity in His work on the Cross of Calvary, then all will work out well in the end. This truth never changes. But life circumstances do.

Those who would distort the truth of Jesus Christ are making changes that “they” want. God has not called them to make those changes to the basic principles of Scripture. Beware of changing the Mission, the truth that Christ calls us to. But never be afraid to change your mind if it is so you remain firmly grounded in His path and plan for your life or ministry.

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