Before the foundations of the world it was decided that a Lamb would have to be sacrificed for the sins of said world. While animal sacrifices were necessary and performed by the priest(s) in accordance with God's Word for the atonement of sin(s), eventually a new dispensation was ushered in..., namely, Jesus. As you all know, Jesus would become that sacrifice once and for all. Those who stirred up the people against Jesus and demanded his death (albeit a necessary evil) were those in positions of authority. The priests. These guys enjoyed their power; their position; their fine robes; their influence over their followers; their relationship with the Roman Empire; recognition for their eloquent public prayers, etc., etc., etc. Basically, these Priests were 100 percent resistant to change! I can hear it now. "I've been a Priest for the past 30 years; We've never done it that way before and there's no reason to change now; great grandpa Simon did it this way and that's good 'nuff for me; how dare this man come in here and try to change things..." and on it goes ad nauseam Does this describe some members of your current congregation? Certainly the message should never change but isn't this type of attitude really hurting the local congregation. Feet in concrete certainly contributed to that fateful day on the cross and where might those folks be today who were so resistant to His message of Change. Young adults and teenagers we're trying to reach are into electronic gadgets. Many of the older folks don't even have any such gadgets beyond a TV remote. It's a new world out there. No, we don't need a brass band with electric guitars supported with speakers the size of VW Beetles at the front of the church. We just need to get some of the older folks to realize their "feet in the concrete" attitude and encourage them to realize that what happen in great grandpa's day is fine for reminiscing, you know, like back when folks sat on the front porch and were in bed by 9 pm. Change is like pulling hens teeth but it's something that must/should be encouraged from the pulpit.