Monday, September 07, 2009

Monday Morning Musings ...

Labor Day weekend is usually considered the end of summer, which means the last summer Sunday. Yesterday certainly had that feel. Even with all of that yesterday was a very good day. People seemed a little laid back as they arrived for Worship, but they quickly got into it and participated. The Spirit during the music part of worship was good. We had very few technical glitches yesterday, which is always a plus. The messaged continued the series on "Characters of Faith" from Hebrews 11. We looked at Abraham again this week, specifically about him taking his son Issac to sacrifice and God providing. Abraham passed the testing in his life in this instance, and several others. He passed because he knew God's promises and believed them. He believed God, he didn't just believe in God, he actually believed God. Do you believe God? He was living on God's promises not his own promise. If he had been living on his own promises he never could have obeyed. Our faith is displayed by our living much more than by our words. What does your living say about your faith?

Our attendance was decent for Labor Day weekend. We had very few visitors. Most of our schools begin this week. We also begin our new Sunday Night format this next Sunday. Our Sunday School classes will be on Sunday evenings, but with some new twists. We have discovered that we are not getting children to Sunday School on Sunday mornings, but we get many more when we do anything in the evening. It is a big risk, but the old saying is "no risk, no reward". We have to do something. I am very excited for this change to begin. I will be teaching a class on parenting. We are going to make sure we have at least on option for adults that is on a relevant, and felt need, topic.

Today I am looking forward to a very lazy day and time with my wife.

Here's hoping you find some time to relax today.


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