This is the third – and final service that focuses on our Capital Campaign Theme – Honor the Past; Live the Present; Imagine the Future. We have been quite passionate about the first two aspects of the theme. In some ways, “Imagine the Future” is the most challenging – not only because we can’t ever know exactly what the future holds for us, but because it requires a huge dose of humility on the part of those of us for whom the future is the not ours to live. I’m talking about the crowd in the the “Baby Boomer and Older” age bracket.
The folk song says it in a rather straight forward way: “Your old road is rapidly agin’. Please get out of the new one if you can’t lend your hand, for the times – they are a’changin’.”
Our texts are Isaiah 2:1-5 – Isaiah imagines a day when swords will be turned into plowshares and we won’t learn war anymore. Think about it – for those who already have learned war, the prophet may not be speaking to them! And then, we will consider the text from Mark 8:31-38. Jesus foretells a future that Peter just cannot bring himself to imagine.
The message: The Future: Imagine It!
We hope to see you in church on Sunday morning!
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Owl City – This Is The Future
John Lennon – Imagine
The Psychology of Time – Philip Zimbardo