We are excited that you have made a decision to RE-Connect to Jesus!

Sometimes life takes us in all kinds of different directions.  Some of those directions lead us away from our connection to Jesus.

Maybe your parents took you to church when you were a child.  Maybe you went to church in college or as a young adult.  Maybe you haven’t been back in a long time.

Maybe it was just a slow drift away or maybe something traumatic happen that pushed you away from your faith.

Whatever it was, we have a God who welcomes us back with open arms if we just turn toward God.  

The Bible tells us that “Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ.” (2 Corinthians 5:17-18a NLT)

 

Many of us expect that God is ready to smite us after all we’ve done wrong. The story of the prodigal son in Luke 15 forever proves that false. You’ve probably heard the story even if you haven’t read it in Scripture.

A man has two sons. One of the sons comes to the father and asks for all of his inheritance early. The father does what his son asks. But the son squanders the inheritance on wild living. He then gets a job cleaning slop from a pigpen. Starving, he realizes even the pigs he is feeding are better taken care of than he is. So the son returns home.

Instead of his father being angry and scolding him, the father runs to meet and embrace the son. The grateful father then throws a party for his long-lost son.

That’s also the story of Christmas. The Bible says all of us were dead in our sins (Ephesians 2:5). Although humanity had been created as the apex of God’s creation, we sinned and forfeited the ideal relationship we had with the Father in the Garden of Eden. But God didn’t give up on us. Instead, he gave us Christmas. He gave us Jesus.

No matter what you’ve done, who you’ve hurt, or how you’ve been treated, that’s how much God loves you right now. He loves you enough to send his Son so he can have a relationship with you.

Jesus came to reconnect you to God just like the prodigal son was reconnected with his father. God isn’t mad at you; he’s mad about you!  He’s crazy about you, and he can’t stand to see what sin has done to you.
That’s the story of the Bible.
 
We celebrate the decision you have made in your life to Re-Connect with Jesus and would love to help you take your NEXT STEPS and learn how to follow Jesus.
 
If you’ve made the decision to follow Jesus, or if you still have questions, we’d love to talk with you about it. Stop by MWUMChurch this Sunday, call us at (502) 538-6756 or email
 
We celebrate what God is doing in your life and would love for you to join us on the adventure of being a follower of Jesus.