Pastor Scott’s Weekly Blog – No One Else Can Take Your Turn (BITB)

“So, whether you eat or drink,

or whatever you do,

do all to the glory of God.”

1 Cor 10:31

 

In the game of life, nobody can “sit this one out” or “take a pass.” Everyone has to take a turn. Every time we are faced with a decision in life – no matter how important or trivial it may seem – we are given a chance to take our turn. And every turn we take, every choice we make, matters.

This week Daniel, a displaced person, living in Babylon far from his home in Jerusalem—has much to teach us about taking our turn.  Even when it seems like it doesn’t matter.  Check it out.  You may even be inspired to take the Daniel Adventure.

Every turn we take also presents us with an opportunity to honor God. Whenever we choose to honor God in some aspect of our life, we align ourselves with His will, as He reveals it to us in His Word. Aligned with God’s will, we become open to God’s work in our lives and receptive to His blessing.

Blessings on your worship

Pastor Scott

 

By the way—did you know that we are averaging 90 people in bible study each week during our “Back in the Box” Spiritual Growth Campaign?  You can join in for light supper on Wednesday at 5:30 and study from 5:45-6:45 prior to 7:00 Worship.  Or try Sunday morning for light breakfast at 9:30 and study from 9:45-10:45 prior to 11:00 Worship. 

Need a copy of the Phase 1 Report?  You can pick one up at worship or at the church office during office hours.  Or we can send you one electronically.

The meeting to discuss the Phase 1 Report is Sunday, October 20 in the sanctuary 6:30-8:30 pm.  See you there!!

As we think further about how games are played, we note that keeping score defines our reality.  It tells us who is ahead and who is behind. It separates winners from losers. For some, the final score is all that matters. How you get there is just a means to the end.

In life, however, the scores we keep are not always the right ones, or the most helpful. Without even realizing that it is happening, we tend to adopt the scoring system of the world around us (think: workplace, entertainment, family & friends).

This scoring system, in turn, comes to shape our behavior and identity, oftentimes in ways that are contrary to the revealed will of God.

Jesus Christ introduces a new (although in a sense it is old…) scoring system, one that seems odd at first but which, in the end, is the only scoring system that leads to ultimate victory and life. Centered on humility and grounded in service, Jesus’ scoring system turns weakness into strength and (apparent) losers into (true) winners!

Want to hear more—join us for week 2 of the Spiritual Growth Campaign as we take a closer look at “Three Ways to Keep Score.”  The same good topic on two convenient days.

 

                 Wednesday Night                                             Sunday Morning

                 Light Supper (5:30)                                         Light Breakfast (9:30)

                 Table Group Discussion (5:45)                     Table Group Discussion (9:45)

                 Worship (7:00)                                                Worship (8:30 or 11:00)

 

Can’t wait to see you there!!

            Pastor Scott


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