Sunday, February 7, 2016

A Take Home Truth

Well, it's Super Bowl Sunday, and even though we're Northern Minnesotans, there's quite a bit of Orange here this morning. Why? Because a lot of people who love Brooke want to show their support for her inasmuch as her roots are in Colorado. The abundance of orange jerseys will not distract us from why we're gathered here. It is a vivid and bright color, like joy.

Susan Jessico took a minute to share a pair of special gifts for Brooke and Brad for today. For Brooke Susan had an orange ball that she could bounce off the walls so that Brooke wouldn't have to bounce off the walls. Susan also brought orange and blue bottles of Gatorade for the congregation to use. When Pastor Brad makes a point today, we were encouraged to pour Gatorade over his head.

This week we'll be celebrating the beginning of Lent with an Ash Wednesday worship service at 6:30 preceded by a dinner at 6:00 p.m. There will be no kids club, though Youth Group will still meet.

Brad and Gail Carlson led our singing this morning, beginning with the classic How Great Thou Art. We then sang Here I Am To Worship, Cornerstone and For You Are Good.

After the offering and a time of prayer we listened to Brad deliver the message.

A Take Home Truth

Succeeding in the big things has a lot more to do with our succeeding in the little things... our thoughts and words and actions.

"My one point is this," Pastor Brad stated, "If you want to accomplish the big things people see, it all boils down to the little things no one sees."

The good news is that it's not big changes that enable us to do big things. It's the small things that make all the difference.

Small things make a big difference. It may be your walk with Christ, or your relationship with your spouse, or fulfilling your life purpose.... God can help you see the way, and it will be little things that take you there.

Brad directed us to Zachariah 4 to bring home his message before we entered into communion.

"Not by might, nor by strength but by My Spirit, says the Lord."

After the message the congregation shared the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. 

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