Luke 13:18-30 (click to display NIV text)
Aug. 4, 2013
Pastor Dwight A. Nelson
“People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the Kingdom of God.”
I remember in my seminary days that one central question among students was, “Which church or denomination will you choose to serve in?” The school I attended had students from a great number of church bodies, so we were aware of many possibilities. It is one thing to make a commitment to Christ and another to choose a particular church, denomination or institution in which to serve. We work within imperfect structures and to commit to one of them is always a risk. It means that I will work in an organization where I will not always agree with what is decided, and I will not always be appreciated or rewarded by those in authority. Yet, you have to locate your commitment and service somewhere. You probably can’t be a minister at large in the earth. So where to serve is a serious question. I took it that way, although I never really considered moving to another church body. But I did enter this Covenant Church ministry in a very intentional and realistic way.
I am glad now for the choice I made. Read more