March 29, 2008

we are family


tomorrow night, we begin a new series called 'we are family' ... thank you Jeremy Coverdale for the brilliant image ...

over these next 6 weeks, our prayer is that we would see and get God's heart for family ... that God is calling us out of a dark room on Sunday nights into family ... 

it's so easy to come each week and sit in a chair, but church is more than a chair ... it's a family ... fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, and sons and daughters ... 

in fact, the phrase 'personal relationship with God' is not found in the Bible ... yes, Jesus does love us personally and we can approach God personally, but the way salvation is described in the scriptures is all communal ... Jesus saves us into a family ... this messy, imperfect family that bears His name ... and in this family, we become everything He has created us to be ... 

we are family ... so, how do we become the family God had in mind? 

7 comments:

larry said...

We love that we get to continue to be a part of your family!!! Praise God!

KalynRebecca said...

nice picture of the barretts ^-^

hey dan, if you still want to post links to blogs about the stirring, my last post was in response to nate's talk earlier~

Paul David said...

I am grateful to be a member of this family!

Kari said...

Last night was awesome!! I am so excited about this new series! I got a good picture of the guys praying last night too. I blogged a few thoughts that I had.

Dan said...

Hey Kari...I went to your blog and I didn't see any posts from you. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place.

Kari said...

hey dan... I'm so glad that you told me that! I fixed it. My Blog is Good News in Japan.

Dan said...

I got your story up Kari...awesome stuff.