Saturday, August 28, 2010
Today at the Personality Festival the Warren's Grove Praise Band and the DunHuffTon's will be performing at the Main Street Pavilion Stage. I hope you all can come on out and support the bands. They have been working really hard at practicing and preparing for this opportunity to share the love of Jesus through song. They perform at 10:30am till 11:30am. See you then.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
As I have been studying this passage it is one that I see all the time. Especially when I go and visit my grandmother. Jesus tells a parable about how you shouldn't go and take the best seat at a wedding feast ---- and that is because the host might come and make you move. When I go and see my grandmother she would never want to take a good seat. In her mind she would rather just sit on the floor and let everyone else have a comfortable seat. Is this what Jesus is saying to us? That we need to make sure we are uncomfortable all the time and let everyone else live a comfortable life. If that is all that he is saying ---- then I don't know why he was killed for saying those kind of things. Instead, I think that Jesus has something to say with humility and who we sit down and fellowship with. Are we always trying to rub shoulders with the big muckity-mucks? Or do we fellowship with the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind? (see verse 13) My grandmother is an awesome woman ---- but I would love it if she would just take the good seat ----- because she deserves ----- not because she wants it ---- but because of what God has done in her life.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
This last Sunday was a powerful time to discuss what death is ----- and how death does not have the final say. Colin Knapp truly did a terrific job leading that difficult discussion. This coming Sunday, August 15th @ 6pm we will be diving into a theme called: Christianity in the World. One particular question sticks out to me as I prepare for Sunday ----- the question is: "How can the church assist every parishioner in discerning and answering the call God has for them?" In order to live as Christians in the world we must recognize that we are all called by God to live out our faith in real and tangible ways. I am looking forward to the discussion that will follow. See you then.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
I wanted to give you a little information ahead of time about our next WikiWorship event. It is going to be on Sunday, August 8th at 6pm at Warren's Grove. Associate Minister Colin Knapp will be leading the discussion. It will be about Death, Dying, Suffering, and Hope. This is bound to be an intriguing subject and I encourage you to come on out. Andrew Hungate will be cooking and he is making a taco bar that night. Also there will be children activities as well. Look forward to seeing you then.