Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers.
My wife is also an amazing person. She has raised and shaped two fine sons.
The musicians are also nailing it. A special shout out to Mike Collins and Gary Moe, two of our guitarists, who are nailing it!
Jodi Burgess and the kids did an exceptional job on the offertory today. The music was good (almost boogie-woogie) as the kids recited all the books of the Old Testament in song.
And Mike Collins had some good guitar riffs going on, in the second service, during the children’s offertory.
After this series ends, we will receive Communion.
It’s time to plan a Baptism service.
My next message series might be on the Parables of Jesus. It’s time for us to get back to the New Testament.
I’m also thinking about a series on Ester and Job (from the OT) this year.
Another topic I’m having a strong impression about is “after life” issues. i.e., What happens to a person when they die? What does the Bible say about heaven? What does the Bible say about hell? What does the Bible say about Judgment Day?
Would you be interested in a series on a topic like this? Let me know.
Today for the offering I talked about financial bondage. Yes, that is a deeply spiritual issue for the Christian. God’s will is that we have dominion over all things and that nothing have dominion over us.
If you will voluntarily make yourself the slave of God, nothing else will have the power to enslave you.
After the first service today I was very pleased to see how many people continued to linger in the atrium after the second service began. Get the picture: these people have already attended the first service, the song service is going strong in the second service, and here these people are hanging out in the atrium visiting and fellowshipping with one another. It was like they preferred to be here than anywhere else! As a pastor, you just gotta love it.
Who has God laid on your heart with a spirit of burden? Pray for them, regardless of what others think. In fact, risk your reputation to get close to them. Who knows, people might call you the same thing they called Jesus – “the friend of sinners.” Wear that name as a badge of honor.