Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Compelling Choices

There are some things you just have to do-- you have no choice in the matter, right? Well, not really. You always have a choice; you could choose not to go to school or work on Monday morning. It's just that the repercussions might make for some pretty compelling grounds to get out of bed and onto the bus. Paul says that he was "compelled to preach" (I Cor 9:16); he just had to do it. All Christ-followers are compelled to speak, behave, act, in a certain way. It is the Holy Spirit who compells us to try to be more like Jesus (Happy Pentecost!) This Sunday we witness the public profession of faith of 5 people -- they have been compelled to do this. Come celebrate with us and with them.