New Hope United Methodist Church
Saturday, July 22, 2017

In The Care of Vann

In The Care of Vann

 Marks of a Healthy Church

Walt Disney was a dreamer.  His crowning vision was EPCOT, Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.  He envisioned the perfect city of 20,000 using all of the most modern advances in technology.  One problem - - Walt died before his dream was ever realized.  His dream was so big and complex and outside the box that no one else in the Disney company ever caught the dream and had no idea what to do after Walt was gone.  What Walt Disney intended as a living, breathing, perfect city turned out to be only an entertainment center.  Disney's world would only become a place to visit.

Jesus left a blueprint for His church, so vast, so marvelous, and so innovative - - a living breathing expanding organism that would permeate and transform the whole world.

The problem is, that as time went on, His followers lost the vision and couldn't wrap their minds around such a magnificent plan.  Rather than a community of loving, passionate followers of Christ dedicated to demonstrating the power of the Christ-transformed life in a dark world, they began to do what they knew best, that is come visit occasionally on Sunday mornings and then go back to their worldly routine.

Is New Hope United Methodist Church part of Jesus' magnificent plan for your life, or is it a "sometimes" location for you to come and visit?


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