“You have taken your first step into a larger world.”

That is what Obi-Wan Kenobi says to Luke Skywalker when he  introduces him to the “force” in the first Star Wars movie ( Episode IV, A New Hope). When that movie came out, many people noticed that there were strong overtones of Christianity. There is no “force,” of course, but Christians do claim to have glimpsed a larger world.

Consider: after years of broken New Years resolutions we may moderate our ideals to “realistic” levels both for ourselves and for others. We may become resigned to the expectation that the best we can do, personally and collectively, is to make a few things a little better, maybe, in the future.

Jesus challenges this world view. He says that there is a loving God who has made everything and who has made us to live with him forever. What we do has cosmic consequences. Our world is not limited to minor improvements. The time is coming when evil will be defeated, death will be destroyed, and those who follow Jesus, including those who have died, will enter a re-created world of eternal love, beauty, and bliss. A larger world, indeed. 

This may not come to fulfilment tomorrow, or this year. But the question right now is: whose side are you on? Are you not sure? Then come and join with us in learning more about Jesus and the larger world he offers. 

We meet for worship on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am. , come join us soon!

THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS HERE NOW - Acts In Motion

About Saint Barnabas Anglican Church of Seattle

Rooted in Scripture & Steeped in Anglican Tradition. A church that worships from the King James Version of the Bible and the 1928 American Book of Common Prayer. A diverse congregation committed to Jesus Christ.
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