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Sunday Replay 06.08.08

I’ll just plunge right in – worship was awesome today!  From the tangible evidence of people gathered up front, kneeling before the Lord to pray and worship Him… to the “Heavenly Practice” of joining our voices with those around God’s throne who worship Him by repeating, “Holy, holy, holy,” over and over – today was something special.  Again, I was blown away by our “little” worship band’s determination to lead us in glorifying God.  Thanks for all you do!

We continued the “I Can’t Believe You Said That!” series with a message called “Trying to Live for Jesus Will Kill You!”  We saw that the true test of whether we’re being told or taught the truth is: Does it liberate us and make us freer than we were?  We saw that God hasn’t called us to try to live for Jesus – He’s called us to allow Jesus to live in us, through us, as us.  We saw that our model for this kind of “surrendered living” is Jesus, who said, “the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing…” and “I can do nothing on My own initiative.”   And we saw that we’re either trying or trusting… Trying is a work of the flesh; trusting is a work of the Spirit.

Bible Beach Club is ONE WEEK AWAY!  Our theme this year is “The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything” focusing on what it takes to be a real hero in God’s eyes.  We are so pumped for this year’s BBC – well all except for the pig a certain pastor will have to kiss when we break the 100 kid barrier…

Our Summer small groups will be getting underway in the next couple of weeks.  This year we’re offering the Love and Respect conference in small group format, Bible book studies, and an encore presentation of the Mayberry Bible Study.  Registrations have already begun – reserve your place soon!

Have a great week!

  1. spadinofamily
    June 14, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Hey, haven’t been in a while. Glad things are still running well for you and it sound like it is from the post. Our new Pastor is now in his third month and this summer started a Thursday service (moving to Saturday in the fall). He jokingly says the Thursday service is for the Heathens that go to the lake on the weekends here in Minnesota. The first Thursday service had 60 adults.

    Stop by and check out my BLOG sometime


  2. fiercegrace
    June 16, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Hi Jon, thanks for stopping by and for sending a little traffic my way. We are in our Bible Beach Club children’s outreach all week, but I’ll check your blog out again soon.

    Take care

  3. spadinofamily
    June 17, 2008 at 9:05 am

    This is our week for VBS too, My daughter is the summer intern at our Church and gets paid a minimal salary but gets donations to make up the rest so she is also busy this week.

    My other daughter is volunteering this week at VBS as well. Oddly we have a beach theme too. We call it Outrigger Island. Great Minds Think Alike (GMTA).

    Have fun

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