Pastor's Blog: "Remember and Proclaim"

 |  Pastor's Blog  |  Dr. Wayne Splawn

If you are anything like me, you have a hard time remembering things from time to time. It could be something as simple as failing to remember where you placed your cell phone or keys, or it could be something more important such as forgetting to attend a major meeting or acknowledge the birthday of a friend or loved one. Whether it is something fairly inconsequential or something more important, our inability to remember things is one of the more frustrating aspects of being a human being.

This same thing can be true of organizations and movements. The further organizations get from their founding, the more likely it is that they will lose sight of why they exist in the first place. This can certainly be true of churches.

This is one of the many reasons Easter Sunday is so important for Christians all around the world. This coming Sunday, we will gather to celebrate the saving act God accomplished in raising Jesus Christ from the dead, overcoming death and the grave. Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we believe that we too will be raised from the dead when Jesus returns to earth. As a church, we are called to proclaim this good news in word and deed so that all might one day experience the abundant life that can only be experienced through faith in Jesus Christ.

As we celebrate Easter by remembering that Jesus is risen from the grave, we will begin a season of refocusing our attention on the reasons our church exists so that we might more faithfully proclaim the good news of Jesus in the days ahead. Beginning Sunday, April 24, we will look at important aspects of the Church we find in the book of Acts, as well as important moments in the history of Mountain Brook Baptist Church, as we ask the Lord to help us focus on the fundamental reasons we exist so that we do not lose sight of the unique and important mission God has for us to pursue in the days the Lord has entrusted to us.