April 9th, 23rd and 30th
April 9th: MIGHTY WARRIOR: (one week)
“The Lord is with you ___(BLANK)_____”
BOTTOM LINE: You're not who you think you are, you are who I AM says you are
"I am such a klutz", "I am such a jerk", "I am such a failure", "I am the worst" - we all struggle with thoughts and beliefs like these about ourselves. Often times we struggle because of a mistake we made - often times because of what people have said about us and begin to believe it as truth. Gideon was "the least" of his clan and believed he was useless and was extremely frightened of Israel’s enemies - He even hid when he was attempting to complete everyday chores. The fear and label that Gideon had believed about himself was certainly taking the lead in his life - until... When God showed up He let Gideon know exactly who he was - not some little "least of these" types - but a "Mighty Warrior" with whom God would be present. Here's the thing, when we understand that God is with us - God created us - and God lives in us - it may work toward us understanding who we really are - and Just who God created us to be. It's not about who I think I am - it's about who God says I am!
April 23rd and 30th : RAW: Real Authentic Worship (two weeks)
April 23rd: KNOCKED ON YOUR BACK
BOTTOM LINE: When you have an encounter with Jesus – Worship happens
April 30rd: IN THE DARKEST HOUR
BOTTOM LINE: In the tough times, your life of worship will lead others to Christ
Have you ever thought about how worship actually translates into your daily life? Have you ever thought about worship being more than a song? Whether we are at school, our part time job, or on our sports team we have an opportunity at all times to encounter Jesus and respond to Him accordingly. Living a life of worship is ultimately what draws others to follow Him. Over the next two weeks we will be taking a look at the apostle Paul who was utterly knocked on his back by Jesus Himself; and who brought the Spirit of Jesus into a dark an dismal prison which led to the salvation of many prisoners there. Getting real with our faith means understanding that worship isn’t limited to a time frame or a church building – it’s a way of life.