We closed out our What’s Love Got To Do With It series today & it was a great end to an impactful series!

True excellence isn’t conditional on the situation and environment. Late last night our Arts Coordinator & Creative Coordinator found out we would not have a bass player or a sound guy. Even with such a major setback excellence was still present in that auditorium on Sunday because our great team figured out a way to make it work.

The seemingly un-relatable can become relatable when we explore the context. Told the story today of a guy named Ahithophel. He was one of King David’s advisors & close friends. He was a friend turned enemy (frenemy). He’s only mentioned a handful of times in Scripture & it seems fairly uninteresting at face value. However, digging into the context of this story paints a whole new picture! It was a fun story to teach & it connected in a real way. Look it up!

Connections. Connections. Connections. I was reminded through a situation today that the people who seem to grow the most, both personally and spiritually, in a church setting are the ones who find connections. As leaders, it is our job to make sure we make those connections accessible and that we invite people into our community with open arms. The rest is up to them.

We don’t need to complicate the gospel. At the end of the service today I felt the need to go back to the stage before everyone was dismissed and simply remind everyone in the building that God loved them! This is the gospel message and it should always be at the center of everything we do.

Kids are the best! A small group from one of our Kidspoint classes got to sneak in at the end of the service and catch the last couple verses of our response song. Watching them engage in their own way, even in such a short amount of time, was awesome! We should never underestimate how much kids can understand about following Jesus.


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