In just two days our country will experience a transition of leadership, the church will not.... We have only one leader, Jesus is our Lord. Our total allegiance belongs to him. We are citizens of heaven. Many people are now calling our country the "Divided States of America." The admonition of Paul to the church in Ephesus was to "maintain the unity" that Christ had brought based on the gospel. If there were ever days where the church has opportunity to model unity to the unbelieving world it is now. We cannot, we must not allow the cultural quagmire to divide us as the people of God.
Regardless of whether or not the economy improves, healthcare becomes more affordable, or the Supreme Court is populated with conservative judges, the mission and the message of the Church remains the same: we preach Christ and him crucified. We can only do that effectively as a united people surrendered to One Lord Jesus Christ. We may witness the peaceful transition of power on Friday but God help us to remember that our leadership as believers is constant because Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Dr. Hal Irvine, Senior Pastor