Sunday, January 12th, 5:00 pm

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, that person is a new creation. The old has gone, the new is here!
~ 2 Corinthians 5:17 

For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. ~1 Peter 1:23

THE GOOD NEWS is that we can be reborn, start over, step into immortality, freedom, joy, and a meaningful life that counts. LIke all the Themes for Jazz this year, being reborn is a decision. We decide to accept the gift of love and life through Christ. Though it sounds like it would be a “duh” of course kind of decision, it is not always that easy. Our pride, and our fear, and our doubt get in the way and we can put it off for another day and time — endlessly.  

It takes courage and humility to accept God’s gift, let go of who you were and become who you are in Christ. But God can help us with this too. And once we decide to take up the charge to be reborn, we will wonder why we ever put it off for a second.  “Today is the day of salvation,” Paul declares!  2 Cor. 6:2

So why not now?  This year, Jazz @ Emmanuel brings you music and meditations related to Decisions
— as only Jazz @ Emmanuel can.

September 8.     Edge of the Water
October 13.         Ebb and Flow
November 10.   Tumultuous Times
December 8.      Being Human / Stepping Back
January 12.        Reborn
February 9.        What Are You Waiting For?
March 8
               Who Are You?
April 12.              Joy in the Mourning / Morning
May 10.                Take the Next Step

“At the very edge of all you’ve known — comes the Grace of God.”  ~ Jane Kim Yu

We welcome your thoughtful responses.

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