And now for something a little different…

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This Sunday, i switched the sermon topic a little bit. Why? Because i feel that our church is missing something. There’s something that’s just a little out of sync at the BCEC. Though we’re growing, people are maturing, and things are moving forward — there’s this part of me that still feels that we’re losing sight of what’s real — of the reality of Christ.

Perhaps it’s just me, but I find that as I begin to progress, or develop, i quickly lose sight of the things that are important. I normally find myself dealing with the urgent, as opposed to focusing on the things that are important. And in many ways, the BCEC feels as if it’s falling into that trap. What are the things that are important? What are the things that are competing with the important?

At it’s very core is what this week’s message was about. The most important thing – the thing of utmost value – is Christ. To know Him. To love Him. To be with Christ

For us, the brothers and sisters at the BCEC, this alignment with Christ needs to be our central focus and concern. Everything else begins to come back in line once we let our heart’s and soul’s focus on the One.

“Arise, my darling,
my beautiful one, and come with me.
See! The winter is past;
the rains are over and gone.
Flowers appear on the earth;
the season of singing has come,
the cooing of doves
is heard in our land.
The fig tree forms its early fruit;
the blossoming vines spread their fragrance.
Arise, come, my darling;
my beautiful one, come with me.”
Song of Songs, 2:10-13

This was a special message outside of our normal series for the year. You can find the message as well as the worship at the BCEC Sermon Page or listen to last week’s sermon directly – And Now For Something A Little Different.

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3 Responses to “And now for something a little different…”


  1. 1 jarjar July 8, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    i think, for most of us, it’s not quite this idea of a circle with christ at the centre, rather it’s the other way around – we’re at the centre, where is christ?

  2. 2 jarjar July 8, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    and what i meant to follow it up with was, that’s not the correct view.

    also, great content in the message, good delivery and certainly from my view there was divine power and wisdom there. hit me where it matters and i wholeheartedly agree.

    good job!

  3. 3 Witek July 14, 2009 at 8:54 am

    I’ve listened to this message again. If we are truly born again and believers in Jesus Christ, we are at the very centre with Christ. As Colossians 3:3 says “For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God”. The question is, have I died to the sin in my life? Has sin lost its pleasure? Many things have, few still did not.

    There are two good resources on this subject:

    * Death of Death in the Death of Christ
    http://www.ccel.org/ccel/owen/deathofdeath.html

    or easier to read version

    * Enemy Within
    http://www.monergismbooks.com/Enemy-Within-Straight-Talk-About-the-Power-and-Defeat-of-Sin-p-16969.html


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