Jesus Came to Change Us 

Jesus Came to Change Us 


Jesus Came to Change Us

Once again in the Gospel we see that Jesus caused the religious authorities to be all upset and flustered.  He healed a women on the Sabbath – and they did not approve of this. They did not like that Jesus was changing their comfort zone and understanding of religion.   Yet, the very reason Jesus came into the world was to change us. And sometimes change is uncomfortable. For example some people may say that they’re not comfortable reading the Bible everyday – yet, Jesus came to change us.  Some say they never grew up coming to church regularly – Jesus came to change us! And once we allow Christ to change our old habits, a beautiful transformation begins to take place – and we become the person God has created us to be.

About Fr. Chris Makiej

Fr. Chris Makiej is a priest at Saints Constantine and Helen Church of Andover, MA.  Christ in You is a ministry created with the purpose of seeking to awaken people to the truth of Jesus Christ and His Holy Church, through his video sermons, writings, discussions, and music.

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Fr. Chris Makiej

Fr. Christopher is a native of Lowell, MA. He received his Master of Divinity from Holy Cross School of Theology in 1991, and was Ordained in 1994 to the Diaconate by Metropolitan Methodios, and to the Priesthood by Metropolitan Maximos. He served as an assistant Priest at Annunciation Church in Lancaster Pennsylvania for five years and has served as Proistamenos of Saints Constantine and Helen Church in Andover, MA for the past seventeen years. In addition to the pastoral and youth ministry of his parish, Fr. Christopher has served as chaplain and Spiritual Father at Camp Nazareth, PA and Boston Metropolis Youth Camps. He also produced a regional cable television program called "Orthodox Life Today," which discusses current issues from an Orthodox Christian perspective. He also serves on the National Board of the Department of Outreach and Evangelism.