This Sunday was also an awesome set by the band! DANG, you guys nailed it this week. If you missed it here was the set list:
When you have an ALL VOLUNTEER band, with limited practice time, it is a lot to see what they pull off each Sunday. Thank you guys for using your talents in helping us connect with God through these songs.
AND, let me just say, if you don't get to church ON TIME then you miss a lot! We always try to start our services off strong and this week you missed a hilarious video showing the struggle we have with debt and those "plastic people eaters" known as credit cards.
I shared in the message some of Cheryl and mine's story of how we saw money and debt going into marriage then challenged everyone with 3 verses of Scripture that pretty much cover the Biblical view of debt (Deuteronomy 28:12, Proverbs 22:7, and Proverbs 25:28). My big thought was this:
To be "Balanced," you have to address your debt! You drift in, BUT you claw your way out!
We also gave everyone a couple web resources on the way out:
The problem is not finding out HOW to get out of debt. The problem is having the DISCIPLINE to actually do it! BUT, if you do the promise I made everyone was, peace, freedom, a better marriage (yes, a better marriage) and the ability to be generous actually. You can't be generous even if you want to if everyone is trying to get a piece of your income!
Check out the message tomorrow when it goes online.
On February 12th we will be having our next Baptism and Child Dedication celebration! If you have never taken this next step as a Christ-Follower then don't let anything keep you from obeying and following Jesus in this important step on your faith journey. You can e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or to sign up.
We will also be doing child dedications for children up to 5th grade. For more info e-mail Crystal at email@example.com
Have a great week guys, more from me on Wednesday here on the blog.