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Skipping Stones 01.10.10

Thoughts bounce like tiny, flat pebbles across the pond in my head…

We had an awesome Sunday – in what I think is the coldest temps we’ve ever had on a Sunday during my tenure here: 2 degrees outside when worship began!  And the house was still full, with some first time guests!

The worship band was hot today!  Several people told me the song selection was speaking right to their hearts, and the musicianship was amazing.  Most folks have no idea how hard these guys work to help us find our way into the presence of God, glorifying Him and experiencing true intimacy.  Good job guys, I wouldn’t want to do this without you!

We continued to talk about “Becoming a Dangerous Church,” with part two of a look at the characteristics of a dangerous church.  We saw that everything God accomplished in and through the early church, He did with ordinary people who had one distinction – they had been with Jesus.  That is THE key for being the church this community needs. Message audio HERE

We cast some scary vision for the future, all born out of a desire to do whatever it takes to reach people who are far from God – multiple meeting places and times…A variety of worship venues, genres, and cultures… Servant evangelism, taking the love of Jesus everywhere, everyday… Missions work here at home and around the world….  It is exciting to think about – but remember “them” vs. “us”.  “They” can’t accomplish the mission we are called to, but “we” can!

If you’ve ever wondered, “What can I do at Jubilee?” here’s a partial list of areas of service: greeters, parking lot attendants, coffee area workers, nursery, children’s ministry, youth sponsors, snow removal, small group leadership, media techs, admin helpers…  And those are things that primarily impact Sunday – there’s an entire other level of outreach and missionary work that must be done outside the walls.  The question is: Where will you serve?

I’ve got to also give a shout out to the folks who took part in the first “Porcupine After Dark.” The idea is to create a coffee-house experience for older teens, college age, and young adults, with live music and a relaxed atmosphere, at The Porcupine Truffle – our local coffee shop/bakery.  Lesa B. had the idea, then Josh E., Ben G., and many others pulled it together and made it happen.  The Truffle was packed, and the music was great, if eclectic.  Thanks to all who worked on both sides of the counter, and a big “Thanks” to Cindy and Jerry Reinke for opening up their business in this way.

I’ll close with this, from yesterday’s message:

If people are going to criticize me – and they are… Or criticize this church – and they are… then let them criticize us for dreaming too big, for attempting too much, for being too dangerous — and God help us to NOT make it possible for them criticize us for small dreams, and piddly little plans, and an inward focus, and for loving our own comfort and safety too much…

Have a great week!

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  1. Michelle Reed
    January 11, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Amen Pastor Scott!! So excited to see what God has planned for our future. Even more excited to see what role I can play. It’s my desire to serve the Lord and I know he will use me and our church for His glory!

  2. Josh Brewington
    January 12, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Maybe the most moving sermon I have heard in my time at Jubilee.

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