by Fred Lowery

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Christ-Centered Discipleship (3 of 4)
Series: Old Time Religion
Fred Lowery
Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Thanks guys! Bill Gaither, my favorite quote from Bill Gaither is ''nobody likes gospel music except the people'' cause people still like gospel music and what a great, great, song - what a great message and what a job well done! You guys could do the Gaither's. How many of you enjoyed the ''Old Time Religion'' this 3 weeks? Hadn't been good? It's been a lot of fun.

So I wanna wrap up this Old Time Religion series and I really want you to listen carefully because Old Time Religion should never be used as an excuse for holding on to old ways or to be stuck in the past. Old Time Religion should never be used as an excuse for holding on to old ways and being stuck in the past. What I hope you've understood is, you know there - change is never an option. Anything growing is changing but we never change for change sake. We're always changing to find better ways to do God's work - to reach people - to engage the culture and there are things that we wanna never give up.

As I mentioned last week - the dangers of throwing out the baby with the bath water. So, there are non-negotiables that we simply never give up. Sadly, most 100 year old plus churches like ours are as dead as a stick because they held on to old ways and they are stuck in the past. You can't do that. I mean, everything is changing and it will always be changing and so there are changes that we make and there are adjustments and the wonderful thing about this church is that you've always had a willingness to change. And I think one of the reasons God has blessed us because we've been willing to step out of the box. We've been willing to try different things to find ways of doing things differently, hopefully doing them better and in a way to reach more people and a way to engage the culture and touch this lost world and we'll always keep doing that.

But today, I'm seeing something that I never th ...

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