Exodus 11:1 – 12:51
God supernaturally delivers His people out of Egypt and institutes Passover for the Israelite people. This ordinance serves as a reminder of God’s deliverance but embedded in the detailed instructions for proper observance projects a picture of what would ultimately be accomplished through the coming Messiah. Every step of this journey, God has been the pursuer. How should we respond? How does this apply to us?
God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. If He pursued His people thousands of years ago, then He still pursues today. Our response should be an eagerness to follow.
Show me how to love like you have loved me
Break my heart for what breaks yours
These words are pulled from a decade-old song proclaiming the arrival of the Deliverer, Messiah, and Savior, and pleading for the ability to be like Him. This prayer requires two things of those who genuinely desire to become like Jesus: an intimate knowledge of God and an empathy for others.
Only a daily, personal relationship with that Messiah will allow us to truly know what grieves Him. Rhythms of regular study of the Bible and listening for the guidance of the Spirit open our hearts to His guidance. An effort to constantly be in an attitude of prayer not only completes a successful communication loop, but also promotes a healthy posture before God.
In our interactions with the world around us, it can be easy to think ourselves wise. How often do we consider that almost every person on the planet comes from a distinctly different set of circumstances than that of our own? How can we truly love a person that God has created (and knows everything about) if we are not willing to understand that person intimately? Let us earnestly desire to love our neighbors, our city, and our world by seeking to sincerely know them.
- September 14th // Dinner for 8
- September 29th // Kids Dedication Class
- October 1st // National Night Out
Dinner for 8
There’s still time to register for a dinner group! These dinners are hosted in homes and happen a couple of times a year. They are critical to our parish life as they model hospitality. We invite everyone to attend for great food, conversation and overall connection to other people in our church. Dinner for 8 is Saturday, September 14th at 7 PM. To register for a dinner group you can click here.
School of Theology
School of Theology is a 5 week event held every Wednesday night in October at Aggie Park. This year we will focus on Dan White’s book, Love Over Fear. Each week will consist of both teaching and small group discussion. There are two registration options: $15 which includes only the book and materials or $40 which includes dinner each week as well as the book and materials. To register you can click here.