Monday, March 17, 2008

Monday Musings ...

Even though we are in the middle of March we had temperatures in low to mid 30's. I am ready for some warmer weather, the snow cover is gone, but nothing green is showing yet.

Yesterday was a good day. There was a good spirit in our morning worship celebration, and this was in spite of some technical and logistical problems. Our normal worship leader is on vacation so my lovely wife was the leader and she always does well. She included several of our children and had them help lead our time of singing. One of them sang alone to begin one of our songs and she had a second grader read some scripture. I believe that helped ease us past some of the other problems. We had an average attendance, but the exciting part was we had a new family who came back and another family that usually only has a couple of them attending had the whole group in attendance.

I have been preaching a series entitled "Breakthroughs". Yesterday was from the passage in Luke 19 where Jesus entered Jerusalem and some asked Jesus to tell his disciple to calm down. He said "if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out". I love that verse. The point of the message was of our need to breakthrough our silence. The silence of not speaking up about our faith or the silence of not confessing our sins. There were several who responded to the call of the message.

In the evening we had terrible attendance, I think regular Sunday nights are getting more and more difficult to do well. We had a great discussion on the question "If I have doubts can I still be a Christian?". Even the children got in on the discussion. It was a very enlightening and meaningful time of sharing.

Next Sunday is Easter and I am praying for a real move of God in our worship. Here's hoping that you reflect on the power of the Easter message this week.


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