Welcome to winter! Here's hoping next week brings the spring weather back to us!
Wanted to take a minute and update you on what's going on at The Rock SM. A few things this weekend and then a few things down the pike.
This Weekend - GIMC
This weekend kicks off with a fury of RRBC members going out into the community with Easter invites. We need everyone who can to come and join the fun. This is as simple as placing a card on a front door. This big invite is a great way for those in our community to know we care about him. Did I mention we will have donuts and coffee here when you arrive? The party starts at 9am here at the fellowship hall. If you and your family are looking for a mission trip you can do together....this is it!
Later that night, 6pm, the students will meet in the gym/rec area for some games and time with our missionary. Our missionary this year is the West Georgia FCA director Jeff Hughes. Jeff will be sharing some information about the work of FCA in our area. We are asking all students to bring a dessert with them.....we'll take care of the pizza and drinks.
Hoping your making this Saturday a priority as we seek to go out into our community to show we care and then meet back up that night to show the missionaries we also care about them. See ya there!
We had some great conversation last night regarding addictions. When we think of addictions we typically think drugs, alcohol, porn and other "big" things. But when we think about what addiction is we begin to realize there are many things we become addicted to in life.
Addictions come from temptations and can be resisted but we know this is hard. In fact...it's so hard we often can't do it alone....we need help. Last night we sought to bring help.
The greatest thing we can say about helping those with addictions is this.
Jesus must be our greatest satisfaction.
When Jesus is our greatest satisfaction everything pales in comparison.
When Jesus is the very reason we do everything we do we are challenged to actually consider everything we do.
Why do we struggle with always looking down? Looking at our phone?
Why is Facebook something we check 4 times an hour?
Why do we find it necessary to snap our chat?
Why not actually enjoy our food, and those we're sharing it with, rather than sharing our food with everyone we're not with?
Our phones offer a world and an opportunity for us to get and have what we already have in Christ. We seek companionship, purpose, attention, identity in life and when that gets tough we turn to that which is easy.
Addictions go past the "big things" and often are more dangerous in the small things...our phones.
The simple fact of last night was this: Me enjoying life and me glorifying God are not at odds. In fact they are one in the same. When Jesus is our greatest satisfaction God receives glory.
We'll continue our talk and panel next week at The Rock as we seek to answer questions and receive wisdom in helping others with these same questions.
Here is a video from last night you should look at....it offers a little more direction of our time together.
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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.