The Family – ReMiX

Yesterday we talked about how the local church family needs to care about those around them, share what they don’t own (God owns everything), and come along side people when they are going through hard times.

Kerry and I were talking about the message on the way home and how many people don’t take the next step from seeing the person beside them in church as ‘actually’ part of their family.

Well let’s be realistic, they aren’t right? (unless they ‘actually’ are) People come from all walks of life and sit beside you in church. They aren’t REALLY your family right?

Well what about that old adage… “Blood’s thicker than water.” Basically, you are going to be more loyal with your family than your friendships / acquaintances. But my question to you is this… “Whose ‘blood’ are we talking about?”

The truth is that if we have chosen to give our lives to Jesus Christ, then it is HIS blood that has taken care of our sin. So… in essence, because of grace and mercy, we ALL become part of HIS bloodline. None of us therefore have more importance with God OR each other because we are now part of the same family.

How do you view the ones around you? Are they just bodies in the seats next to you or should not Sunday morning be a weekly Family Reunion!!!

At least that’s how I see it,

C

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The Body – ReMiX

On Sunday we looked at the fact that we all MATTER, we all DIFFER, but we also all BELONG.

The truth is that, at some level of comfort, each and everyone of us want to belong. I still remember in high school all of those who didn’t want to be a part of a clique… had their own clique.

I believe that God places that desire in our hearts in order for us not to want to be ‘lonely’. 25-35% of Canadians say that they are ‘extremely lonely’. That’s at least one in four!

God said in the book of Genesis that it was not good for man to be alone.

It’s not good to be lonely. Solitude and some quiet time by yourself… maybe. We all need that ‘period’ of alone time so that we can be refreshed. But loneliness? No.

God made the church His figurative ‘body’ so that we could all be connected, all be a part of something bigger than ourselves, all belong.

At least that’s how I see it.

C

Within These Four Walls – The Prequel

Well I’m sitting in an awfully empty office. No books yet. No stationary. No memorabilia. Just an empty canvas.

But that’s the best way to start. With nothing in the way to hinder what you have plans on doing. I find that working with an empty room is a lot easier than trying to move every around without stepping on things or breaking things in the middle of the room.

That’s how we’re jumping into this new season… fresh.

Our first series is going to be called “Within These Four Walls”. It’s going to be a series of messages where we look at how GOD views HIS church.

The Body
The Family
The Army
The Bride

We’ll be starting THIS Sunday at Evangel during our morning gatherings at 10:30a. I’d love for you to jump in, be challenged, and add your insight as we journey together to be God’s people here on earth.

It’s going to be a great journey and I’m glad you’re going to be a part of it.

Be blessed,

C