Hope everyone is doing good today and resting in the reality that God is BIG. We know this right? But do we know walk each day IN this? What does that even look like? I believe it's a life that doesn't worry or fret. It's a life that seeks to do everything with excellence and a life that is at peace knowing that this BIG GOD is working all things out for our good and His glory. I need that and I'm glad I have that. In the dark, scary moments as well as the lazy Saturday afternoon moments I have peace that God is big and that God is working. There is nothing that surprises or scares Him. There is nothing that is too big or small for this God. Sometimes it's the things we know the most that too quickly escapes our thoughts and mind.
We continued our series called CENTER last night. Center is all about getting to know the ONE who is at the center of all things. Whether we accept it or not God is at the very center of all things. So far we've looked at God being Holy and Omnipresent. That is to say that God is perfectly perfect and has been everywhere forever. That's mind-blowing isn't it?
Last night we looked at the reality that God is omniscient. Big word right? It simply means that God knows everything. In fact, God is the truer and better "know it all." Like He knows all things. That includes educational knowledge but also personal details. God has both complete knowledge and complete wisdom. A potentially scary thing for us to learn but ultimately a comforting thing for us to know. How? Because although God know, He still loves.
The sermon is attached below. You can also find the outline and Scriptures in the You Version app, under events. If you save the event each Wednesday night you're able to view it throughout the week. So if you can't find it today simply re-visit the app next Wednesday.
Something new here. As parents we often feel alone. We can easily feel no other parent is struggling the way we are. It's only as we begin to talk, discuss and open up that we find we're not alone. Then the reality that we are kind of "normal" begins to resurface. We aren't that much different or behind or dare we say "failing." But do we really set ourselves up for that comfort? What is the comparison for us as parents/guardians? When we feel as though we're failing what is that standard? What if I don't feel that way? What if I feel like we're actually doing pretty good? Well, truth is we all feel each of those ways at time. The hope in what I'm about to share is that we can simply come together and do so under the umbrella of seeking to raise students to simply Honor God. How can I shepherd my child when I feel so out of touch with everything that's going on today?
We'd like to help you even more in this area. The way I'd love to do this is to get together at least twice a year for something we'd call Parent University. A simple time for us to get together and simply talk, learn and partner. It will be practical, informative, encouraging and hopefully engaging. We may not leave with every question answered but we will leave knowing we're not alone.
Here's where I need your help. Two ways.
1. Are you interested in this? Would be interested in spending two hours with other parents learning, encouraging and partnering together?
2. What are some things you are currently struggling with? Now I don't expect deep, dark things here but are there areas of a students' life you simply don't understand. This could be technology or schedule management. It could be how, when and where to begin financial planning. It could be in the area of dating, friendships. The goal is to see where we may feel we need help and then partner together to hear thoughts, share concerns and ideas.
We've always heard that it takes a village to raise a child. The Rock is glad to be a part of your village. Consider this a little help to increase the size of that village.
Are you interested and How can we help?
This is also a good test to see how many of you actually read this much of the update!
October 12th - Hangout in the Gym (or date night for parents!)
October 30th - Hallelujah Night . (No Rock)
November 20th - RockFeast (our annual Rock Family Thanksgiving Dinner)
December 18th - Tacky Christmas Party
December 29-31 - Middle School Refuel - $90 -
Why a blog?
A great way for parents and ministry to connect and continue the conversation of what's going on at The Rock.