Calvin vs Wesley

May 05, 2024 | Pastor Tim Tate

What Shall We do?

Throughout our lives, we find ourselves experiencing shifts and changes. Some changes are good and some are bad, but all of them can increase stress, spur questions, and cause angst, even grief, because though change is inevitable, they can produce a sense of the unknown mixed with hope. Such situations affect each of us differently, but they do affect us.

If you've been following the news, or even if you have not, my guess is that we are all feeling a bit of anxiety. Whether it's in politics, political protests, or news from the General Conference of The UMC, many feel we are in the midst of a shift...maybe a seismic the world, society, and the church. All of which is scary and disconcerting.

Sundays, we gather for worship and bring all of this with us, whether we like it or not, and in truth, this is exactly where we need to bring it, because if anyone can handle change, it is the unchanging God. If there is anywhere we can come and be real with one another, it should be as the Body of Christ.

Sunday, we close out our sermon series on Calvin vs. Wesley, with a message simply asking, "What Shall We Do?" In referring to these two theologians, they asked this question all the time, sometimes to themselves or others, but most often to God. As we ask this question in a time where there seems to be so much change, we too ask the question of ourselves and others, but we also ask it of God.

When asking What Shall We Do, how might God lead us? How might God call us to follow? How might God be already showing us what steps are ahead of us in living into God's call for the people of Fredericksburg UMC?

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