I recently watched the Social Dilemma on Netflix. It terrified me. I haven’t had Facebook for years but this made me delete the rest of my social media accounts from my phone. These last two weeks I have felt more positive, free from the mindless scrolling, and more importantly free from unwanted thoughts encapsulating me. When it comes to sin I strongly believe that being proactive instead of reactive has tremendously helped me. I didn’t think my social media was even bad but after removing it from my life I feel as though my heart and mind are more clearly directed towards God. I feel like I have fixed my eyes more squarely on Jesus and am pushing on towards the goal. In Matthew 5 Jesus makes ‘do not commit adultery’ into a heart issue by raising the standard to ‘everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.’ If that’s not shocking enough Jesus then says,
If your right eye makes you stumble, tear it out and throw it from you…if your right hand makes you stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to go to hell.
Sexual immorality is a serious issue and yet I see how deeply rooted it has become in our society. I’m 27 years old and have grown up with sexual immorality all around me. I can’t remember a time where purity thrived and it terrifies me for my two children now. We have moved so far away from the perfect creation story in Genesis 2 and look more like a Romans 1 society. A people with “lust in their hearts…dishonorable passions, and a debased mind.”
Jesus is calling us out of that world. Man was created in purity and we need to push on towards purity. Let us be a watchful people, a people who are diligent, who resist temptations, who set boundaries, and honor our God with every thought.
In-Person Service Information
Registration will now be open two weeks in advance to join in person at Aggie Park at 10am. You can register for service by clicking on the links below. Indoor and outdoor seating options are available with safety protocols put in place to help keep us all safe. Please review our safety protocols prior to attending by clicking here. Doors will open at 9:40am so feel free to come early and say hello! We will still be live-streaming our service on Sunday at 10am on Facebook, YouTube and our website. We hope you will join us in what ever way you feel most comfortable and safe.
Blueprint Ministries Gift Purchasing
Join us in partnering with one of our Missional Partners, Blueprint Ministries, in gifting homeowners with essential items. This year, gifts includes items that range from $25-$50. You can choose to purchase for an individual or your family can adopt another family! Then, join us December 6th for a special service at Blueprint Ministries at 10am and gift delivery after service. If you’re unable to deliver your gift, you can bring your gift to Aggie Park on November 22nd or 29th. If you would like to purchase a gift for an individual or family you can click here to sign up.
Join us every Thursday morning on Facebook Live at 10am for Church Chat. We will have some pastors from our church community gather to discuss topics and questions sent to us from you, our church family. To submit questions, email email@example.com.
If we can pray for you, please contact your parish pastor directly or you can submit a prayer request by clicking here. We have a prayer team who will join you in prayer.
Wednesday Night Worship & Prayer
Join us Wednesday nights at 8:30 PM on Facebook Live or YouTube Live for a time of worship and prayer. We look forward to interacting in real time as we re-center our hearts on what God is doing.
Stay in Contact
If you are experiencing any hardships during this time, we want to be there to support you. If you have questions or needs we can help with, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can click here to submit a request. If you are able to offer assistance to others you can click here.