Thoughts from the weekend
It seems like there has been a heighten sense of God's presence in our services the past couple of weeks. I am grateful to God for his ministering presence in our lives.
I never take the presence of God for granted.
May we never be in a position where we "do church" on a Sunday morning out of habit or ritualism.
If God is not present - what makes our meetings any different from a rotary meeting?
If God is not present - what makes royal rangers any different from the boy scouts?
If God is not present - what makes Impact any different from the girl scouts?
If God is not present - what makes our youth group any different from any club on a high school campus?
Thought of the day: The difference between a ministry and a program is whether or not the Holy Spirit is present.
I was so thrilled that we had the opportunity to welcome 13 new members to our church family yesterday.
I really appreciated Debbie's presentation yesterday. She did a fantastic job of communicating on the subject of choices!
I also appreciated her vulnerability - after all - we are all just trying to "do the best we can" - isn't that true?
Debbie is a wonderful mother, wife and pastor's wife.
I was also jazzed that a newer couple to our church commented on how friendly we are!
Let's all continue to reach out and not only be friendly - but make friends.
I trust you had a wonderful day with your mom yesterday - or with your children's mom - I know that I am blessed with a wonderful mother!
I like the emphasis Debbie placed on choices yesterday. Ultimately, when we sin - it is a choice that we make.
A special thank you to everyone who makes Sunday morning "go." I don't have an official count of how many participate in ministry - but THANK YOU for your help, service, work and time!
Love you all.....