I'd feel a lot better about this cold weather if it'd just go ahead and snow...
But nonetheless, happy Thursday!
Last night we continued working through the book of Hebrews, it was a lot of fun and sadly we only have a few weeks left in Hebrews before we jump into something new!
The book of Hebrews teaches us a bunch of things... one of the biggest things it teaches us though is that Jesus is greater than anything and everything in this life. The author of Hebrews is writing to a group of people who are new Jesus followers, and they are being persecuted for that. The problem is that they are thinking about giving up, going back to their "old" way of doing. things. Their old way of doing things according to the Old Testament is a through religious sacrifices, washings etc... it was a lot. The thing that we find in the New Testament though is that through Jesus, all that "stuff" is done. Jesus satisfies it all. This wasn't a work that just came about when Jesus showed up. Rather, it was the plan all along. The author of Hebrews quotes God's promise to make a "new covenant" with his people from Jeremiah 31:31-34 (Check this out, its cool!). The problem with the Old Covenant is not that God made it wrongly, but that we couldn't keep up our end of the bargain. It needed something more, we needed something more - that something more and greater is Jesus.
So the encouragement for us today, don't give up... put down the disappointments, the worries, the trying so hard to please and satisfy and trust in Jesus. Our place with God is secured, not because of us or what we do, but in and through Jesus... who he is, what he has done, what he is doing now for us and in us.
Last night we had some trouble with the livestream, for that I am sorry. Hopefully we will be back up and running next Wednesday!
However, the sermon is below if you want to check it out!
THINGS TO KNOW...
DNOW (March 13) - DNOW will be a 1 day event jam-packed with worship, teaching, eating, games - it'll be awesome! For now, students can sign-up in the Rock for DNOW! - the cost is $20! If you have any questions let us know. We will need some volunteers to help us make it successful and safe. If you are interested in helping out let us know! As we get closer to the date, we will get some more info out! Keep an eye on your inbox for messages from us!
SUNDAY SCHOOL - Just a weekly reminder for you or/and your student to be sure to plug into a Sunday School class. Even if you are out, you can call into your class to stay somewhat connected. Also, invite others into that class!
FIREHOUSE TAKEOVER - We had a great time in the Firehouse Children's Ministry serving with Michael and his crew this past week. We will periodically have an opportunity to do this. If you missed it and have a desire to serve in that way, keep an eye and ear open for updates about the next one!
We love you guys and are thankful for you!
See ya soon!
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A great way for parents and ministry to connect and continue the conversation of what's going on at The Rock.