I just finished watching the first four early-release episodes of The Chosen. . . and I'm a hot mess. It's the first ever multi-season TV show (think, This is Us) about the life of Jesus that has been created outside of the Hollywood networks. The Chosen allows us to see Jesus through the eyes of those who knew him in real-life. What I love about The Chosen is that it gives us a way for us, our families, our friends, and our world experience of the gospel. I don't have a financial stake in the series; however, I do have a stake in sharing Jesus' story and how it eternally changes lives.
At OSLC, we are committed to sending disciples - women, men, and children, to connect the unchanging God with a changing world. That's exactly what these episodes did for me... it helped connect the unchanging love of God in my changing life. I saw things about Jesus that I had never seen before. Things like...
In the end (at least for me), following Jesus is less about doing my own things, filling our my own schedule, making my own plans, and a whole lot more about spending time listening to Jesus speak and responding to what He asks. Sitting in awe of how the unchanging God of the universe continues to wake hot messes like myself up to what He wants to do in us and through us.
Sometime this weekend, clear your schedule and find a few moments to sit in the overwhelming awe of the unchanging God. May you know:
You are God's co-worker... invited into the eternal work of the God who continues to connect your changing life and world to make an eternal difference in the lives and world of others.
Love you more than you know. -pt
Meet Pastor Tim
Tim Bayer has served as Our Savior's Lead Pastor since September 2019. He also serves as an Adjunct Instructor at Concordia University - Irvine, a National Leadership Facilitator and Resource, and a Community Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Tim studied sociology, psychology, and theology prior to earning his M.Div at Concordia Seminary - St. Louis. He has also is a candidate for an Ed.D (ABD) in Transformational Leadership. He is married to Beth and they have three young children. Together, they enjoy exploring the outdoors, experiencing culture, and pizza and movie nights.