Jesus: on sale now

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If Jesus were all about self promotion, he’d be a hit in any century.  Just look at the things he does:  Water turned into wine!  Bread multiplied to feed thousands!  Instant cures for whatever ails you!

Imagine a twenty-first century billboard advertising Jesus’ services, based on his most popular signs and miracles.  The phones would be ringing off the hook.

But all this “bling” can cloud our view of who Jesus is and why he came.  It can pull our faith into strange shapes.  It can even lead to something we never expected from following Jesus: Disappointment.

Do your expectations of Jesus line up with the reality of the living, breathing, resurrected Messiah?    How should we portray Jesus to others?   Why should our friends “buy in” to Jesus?

To play off the mantra of those famous Saturday afternoon infomercials:  “But wait, there’s less!”

Come meet Jesus without the bling, and see if he’s truly the Messiah that we’ve bargained for…

— This Sunday at 10:00

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Pray Until Something Happens

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Join with us to pray for our church’s growth.

See Linda F for meeting times.

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Vacation Bible School Was A Sucess!

231d9057-3fbe-45d6-9514-1d296188d147Meeting Jesus While Running in Church

 If you prefer soft meditation in quiet spaces, then this was NOT a good week to visit our church!

VBS week was wild, with 20+ kids bouncing off the walls!  We had music jamming at ridiculous volumes in the sanctuary, obstacle courses in the halls, bubbly-gooey experiments in the fellowship hall, and all sorts of craziness going on.   There were plenty of smiles, lots of laughter, only a few reprimands, and much joy to go around.

It felt like CHURCH!

VBS tires me out… but it also recharges me.  It helps me remember why we’re here:  To introduce people to Jesus Christ.  Old people, young people, it doesn’t matter.  Everyone should have that chance to encounter Jesus, and decide for themselves whether to follow Him or go their own path.

This Sunday’s sermon is entitled: “What I learned at Church Camp.”  Come for a little “Show and Tell”.  Bring your happy face.

See you this Sunday at 10:00!

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What a Week!

cc07242a-64ca-4d22-a01c-3a8a974a6b9dThere was so much going on this week, I could barely catch up!   Monday night included two meetings, one with the Board, one with the VBS folk.   Wednesday lunch was spent getting to know Chris Del Rossi, a great guy and a new face in our congregation. Wednesday evening saw a blessed gathering at the Carson’s camp (thank you, Bill & Deb!).   Thursday we did a little decorating for VBS. It’s awesome to serve such a busy church!

Welcome to Jesus’ world.  Like many of us, he was constantly in motion. Sometimes his human side got worn out… he seemed a bit frayed around the edges (Mark 6:31) and needed some rest.  He rarely got it.

Where do you draw your boundaries when it comes to matters of church and faith?  Where does “God’s Time” end and “My Time” begin?

This Sunday we’ll look at Jesus and the Disciples — perhaps the busiest bunch of people on the planet — and learn how Jesus handled those times when people asked for more than he expected.   We’ll also have a ton of great music to worship with, and as always, some powerful fellowship throughout it all.

See you Sunday  ~  Pastor Mac

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