In light of everything we are experiencing and the way we see God moving in our community in recent weeks, it’s important to remember some important things.
God is stronger.
Christ is risen.
You are saved.
There is hope.
There is a way out.
This song has gripped me since last night. I know it is a message we need to hear, a song we need to sing.
Humbled to a sinner’s cross
You broke my shame and sinfulness
You rose again victorious
Faithfulness none can deny
Through the storm and through the fire
There is truth that sets me free
Jesus Christ who lives in me
You are stronger
Sin is broken
You have saved me
It is written
Christ is risen
Jesus You are Lord of all
No beginning and no end
You’re my hope and my defense
You came to seek and save the lost
You paid it all upon the cross
Wondering how you’re feeling this week…
In case you were late to church on Sunday (I was!) and missed 10B4 – here’s what’s up at PCC this week!!!
Home. Sitting in Panera waiting on results from a local show choir competition. Here, engaged, but not really here….
“One of the things that I always teach here at NewSpring Church is that we do not have the corner on the market when it comes to a movement of God. We aren’t doing church “the right way.” We aren’t doing church a better way. We are doing church the way God called us to do it…and if another church is doing what God has called them to do and people are being reached, lives are being changed, sin is being repented of, the excluded are being included, teenagers are discovering their potential in Christ, marriages are being restored and children are learning about Jesus and so on…who in the world would want to criticize that? (Answer – satan…just in case you were curious!)” – Perry Noble
One last walk this morning….
“God, you make everything glorious. What does that make me?”
“We cannot be dependent on ourselves and on God at the same time. When we consider the practice of rest unnecessary, we will also inevitably lose sight of the necessity of God.” Anne Jackson
“If you want to be of use to God, maintain the proper relationship with Jesus Christ by staying focused on him, and he will make use of you every minute you live- yet you will be unaware, on the conscious level of your life, that you are being used of him.” Oswald Chambers
Finished book #3 of this study break; Kem Meyer‘s Less Clutter. Less Noise. Subtitled “Beyond Bulletins, Brochures and Bake Sales”, it’s a look at how to maximize effectiveness of communication, focused on the church environment, in light of the information overload systems in place in our current culture.
Women Who Try To Do Too Much And Why They’re Stressed
- It’s not what you say; it’s what people hear.
- Information is now so inexpensive and plentiful that most of it ends up being overlooked, ignored or tossed like garbage. (True, this.)
- People’s needs drive their attention; they notice what will benefit them.
- Get real instead of trying to appear real.
- Everything you do (in communcations) is an extension of your story.
- Simplify the problem – don’t complicate the solution.
- Every person in your church is a walking billboard.
- Before you spend money on marketing, spend money on improving the people skills of your people (like reading the same book, training, vision-casting, etc.)