Sheila and Lydia - Bringin' the Fun in the Children's Department!
Busted! Having a little pre-service fun while the worship band practices.
Sermon: We The Fun
Sermon Series: We - All the Way Home
Pastor Todd spoke this past Sunday about how we, the body of Christ, need to be bringin' the fun when it comes to our walk with God. Fun is relevant. The church has to be fun or it's not relevant.
One of the key scriptures for the message can be found in Mark 7:24-30. Read it here: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%207:24-30&version=ESV
Although at first glance, the passage may seem confusing or at the least, not funny, it is actually a witty dialogue between Jesus and the Syrophoenician woman, where Jesus engaged the woman by using the culture of the time. In the passage, "the children" was a reference to the Jews of the time, and "the dogs" was a reference to what people of that culture called the Gentiles. The woman crashed the party - she did not belong there. Yet, she was determined to get help from Jesus for her daughter. She, a "dog" recognized Jesus as a savior, as capable of healing her daughter - and yet the Jews, "the children" didn't. They need more help because they don't get it yet.
Feel like you score low in how fun, encouraging, refreshing, and enlightened you are? See below for tips on how you can bring the fun:
How Can I Bring The Fun???
Be connected to the joy of the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
Start with the verse(s) listed, then read the verse in context by reading the entire chapter or chapter section that contains the verse. If you have access to a study Bible or an online study Bible, get ready to have your mind blown. Also, if a verse is particularly meaningful to you, commit it to memory.
Ask the Lord to help you.
Invite people to our Good Friday game night & Easter activities.
Take the Psalms 34:1 Everyday Praise Challenge: "I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips."
Answer this question: "Do I know for sure that I am a Christian?"
We believe that it is possible to know for sure that you are a Christian. Have you ever had a moment in time when you commited your life to the Lord and received his forgiveness? If you have doubts, get in touch with Pastor Todd. Becoming a Christian is the truest way to get the party started. We'd love to celebrate with you.