Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Take It Home Event

This coming Sunday is another round of our Take-It-Home Events at Colonial Woods. The 3 Year olds and their parents will be joining us this time learning about how to start devotions with their children. It will be held in the gym during the 2nd Service, 10:45 am.

Each participant will be given a great resource - either "My Very First Devotional Bible" or "The One Year Book of Devotions for Preschoolers." This will be a great resource for you to use as parents as you seek to instill the value of reading the Bible and developing a habit of devotions in your kids.

I will also have other resources available for purchase that are aimed at helping parents carry out the command in Deuteronomy 6:6-9:

"These commandments that I give
you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates. "
Here are two pics of what I will have available for you to purchase if you want to take your kids and families to the next level of discipleship. Click on the picture to get more information or to purchase them.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Let It Out

As I sat through my classes last week at Bethel ( we were learning about the person and ministry of the Holy Spirit. Just what does He do? What is His purpose? We discussed the important of living in community (koinonia) and that the Christian life should not be lived in isolation. It is designed, the the unity of the Holy Spirit, to be lived in community with one another. Then I saw this commercial:

When was the last time you laughed so hard you were in pain? When was the last time you cried uncontrollably? Though I cannot remember when I cried the last time, I can remember when I laughed that hard. (Earlier this year at a play called Triple Espresso in Minneapolis, MN. ( A night I will never forget!

If these people will show this kind of feeling and pain to a stranger simply because he is willing to listen, what should we do?

That is just a quick glimpse of what we should be TO one another. Someone to talk to, cry or laugh with, and love at all costs. I don't think we get that in this culture of the West. Our lives are broken up and separated from each other. Jesus calls us to be a vine branches (John 15), which exist only by intertwining and supporting each other.

A few things to think about.