Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday Morning Musings ...

We had a very good day yesterday. We began a new format yesterday, our Sunday School moved to Sunday Evenings (except for one class) and Worship started 20 minutes earlier. It was a very good day all the way around. The morning went well, many people arrived late as they are still getting used to the new time. Though in all honesty many of them come late most of the time. Music went very well and there was great energy in the service. We showed a great video about being the one to reach out and make a difference in people's lives. We threw footballs around as we reminded everyone that it was the "kick off" to this new season of ministry. One of our youth sang a special and really ministered to us.

The message continued the series on "Characters of Faith" from Hebrews 11. This week looked at Issac, Jacob and Joseph and the passing on of their faith. We examined how we can follow their examples. We are to pass on our faith. Through how we live and what we say, in other words making sure our walk matches our talk. What are you passing on to others? We are to pass on the truth to others. Howard Hendricks said that in a world screaming for answers too many Christians are stuttering. We are to share the story of our faith. Our personal story of our journey to and with Christ and the story of Jesus Christ and His love, grace and sacrifice. All of this must be done in faith and by faith. What are you sharing with those who follow you?

The evening was great. It went well, it was high energy and our attendance was outstanding. We had 25% more than we have been running in our Sunday School recently. We had people who have not been attending Sunday School, and this was in all age groups. I started a group on parenting, entitled "Parenting Isn't For Cowards" and some people actually came to the group.

I was very encouraged yesterday. That always makes for a good day.

Here's hoping you finding something to be encouraged about today, or that you simply choose to encourage someone else.


At 2:13 PM, Blogger Tim Morris said...

Good post!
Interesting question, "What are you sharing with those who follow you?"

Sometimes it's not what we hoped.


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