Throughout Epiphany I had been preaching a series based on the world of "Star Trek." It was not everyone's cup of earl grey tea, but it was fun for me to be able to share the love of God through the lens of this science fiction story.
I learned a few things that I would like to share.
- Resistance is futile. No one likes change, but as Mr. Dylan told us "the times they are a changin'." The Gospel changes us so we can change the world.
- We need to Boldly Go. The church likes to stay in its safe buildings and when we do go out, we are often timid. The Church is an agent of God, we must share God's salvation with boldness.
- This is the final frontier. This is our life and times. If we are going to reach the world for Jesus Christ we must start where we are. The future is unknown and we must be courageous in our living the Christian life. We must come down from the mountain and go out to serve.
The poem "Invictus" states that "I am the Captain of my soul". I believe that Christ is my Captain and I am more than happy to follow him wherever he leads. With all respect for Kirk, Picard, and anyone else, as for me, I will follow the Lord.
Rev. John Cox
Karl Road Christian Church and the Regional Church Council
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