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Sunday Replay 3.30.08

We were ready for a little bit of a letdown today – last week was so incredible, we couldn’t expect to do it again this week… right?

WRONG!  The worship band – with 50% different personnel than last week – was amazing.  Great song selection and musicianship, some nice change-up surprises in a couple of arrangements, everything was awesome!  I continue to be pleasantly surprised from week to week at the growth and improvement of the team.  I think I speak for everyone when I say, “Keep it up!”  (Hey, who was that “new guy” on the drums?)

The final installment of “Words that Change the World” found us looking at Jesus’ final words spoken to His followers before He went back to the Father — what is known to us as the Great Commission.  It was a challenging message for me to preach, and I know it was hard to hear… But we can no longer give ourselves an “excused absence” when it comes to outreach and evangelism.  We have it in our grasp to make an eternal difference in the destinies of other people, so why are we bailing on that so much of the time?  We saw three reasons for being concerned and involved in outreach and evangelism: 1) God loves people, 2) Jesus commands us to get involved, and 3) God expects His church to grow.  We also saw that our mission field is wherever – and whenever – we are.

Next week we’ll kick off “Homerun!” – a series of messages to help us take our walk with the Lord to new levels.  Messages in the series include, “Hitting the Grand Slam!” “No ‘I’ in Team,” “Two Outs, Bottom of the Ninth,” and “Clinching the Title.”  Invite someone to come with you each Sunday during the potentially life-changing series of messages.

At the end of the service, I shared the need of a family that has attended our church sporadically in the past.  As usual, you responded with Spirit-inspired generosity, and we were able to give a gift that will meet their immediate need and help make a good start on future needs.  Thank you to everyone who participated.

Have a great week!

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  1. BIG POPPA
    March 31, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    Sorry we missed it! It sounds like the whole service was great!!! I can’t wait to give props to the new percusionist – now we need to take it to whole nother level!!!!! I really am enjoying the ride!!

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