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Upcoming Events
OCT

18

WED
Praise Team Practice
7:00 PM
The Praise Team instrumentalists and vocalists will practice each Wednesday night at 7:00 P.M. in the sanctuary.
OCT

22

SUN
9AM Contemporary Service
Contemporary Service with our Praise band leading the worship, and message delivered by pastor or guset speaker
10AM Sunday School
Sunday School Classes for all ages, using Lifeway resources and others in a small class learning setting, where questions and discussions are welcomed.
Blended Worship Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Our Blended Worship Service with special music from our Praise Band, Choir, and individuals. Our pastor or special speaker brings a message using the greatest instruction book available.
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Training for the Race of Life.....Days 62 and 63 (Surprised)

 

Training for the Race of Life……Days 62 and 63
 Saturday became a rest day for me even though I hadn’t originally planned on resting that day.  To be honest I just wasn’t feeling well and we had a tremendous amount of running around to do.  I did get some walking in going through Wal-Mart pushing a shopping cart and chasing a 5 year old and a 2 year.  Then I got some more in as I paced back and forth during an NFL playoff game, nervously watching to see if my team was going to win.  (They didn’t but that’s ok). 
 With all of that going on and with me being a little under the weather I decided to rest especially since I knew I had a very busy Sunday ahead of me.  And what a Sunday it was.
 Sunday at church we had the Lord’s Supper at both of our morning worship services.  And I always think there is something very special about celebrating Jesus’ sacrifice with the family of God.  So it was a very meaningful day. 
 Everything went well in the first service and during Sunday School and during the 11:00 o’clock service as well.  We began serving the Lord’s Supper at the end of the 11:00 o’clock service when something surprising happened. 
 Everyone was reverently focused on the Lord’s Supper as the deacons passed out the bread, many heads were even bowed in prayer and worship.  I was looking down and thinking and praying when I felt a tug on my coat.  I looked up just a little and there was standing before me a little boy who is about 8 or 9 years old.  I’ll have to admit my first thought was “this isn’t the time for a question,” but for the question that he had it was.  He said, “can I have an extra one of those to take to my Mamaw at home?”
 I’m not speechless much but at that time I was, absolutely speechless.  I finally composed myself and told him we would take care of it in a few minutes.  He went back to his seat and my mind swirled around.  Should we give him one to go? How would we get the juice home? Was he serious? What should we do?…….When finally it occurred to me (a light bulb moment), he is doing what we all ought to be doing - he was wanting to share the message and wanting to make sure she got to participate.
 We all should be like that shouldn’t we? Sharing the message of Jesus with other people, not in a condemning way or a “I’ve got it figured out and you don’t way,” but in a loving, caring, compassionate way.  A way that says, “I love you want I want to make sure that you get to participate.”  Not just in the Lord’s supper but in the Kingdom of God, in the marriage supper of the Lamb, in the celebration of Heaven.   We have been given a charge as we go walking and running throughout life, “go and tell”, “go and make disciples”, “go and share Jesus.” 
 I hope as you journey on this race of life you will do that.  You will invite me to join the race, to get ready for the celebration, that you will invite people to come to Jesus.  Keep running with Him, but take time to stop and share as well.