Random thoughts on Life, Leadership, & Messy Spirituality

This Memorial Day Weekend @ E.P.C.

Memorial Day Weekend – I cannot wait until this Sunday at Eagle Pointe.  We did not have a message planned for this Sunday because originally this Sunday was supposed to be Faith in Action Sunday. When we pushed F.I.A. back one week that left a void in the teaching plan.  I struggled more in trying to figure out what I was to speak on this week that I have in years.  But God eventually helped me figure out what He wanted me to do this Sunday.

So, this Sunday is not going to be like our normal teaching message – no points – no outlines to follow along with – talking and sharing some great memories.  In this “Give It Away” teaching series we’ve been talking about how we need to give all of our lives to Christ & to the cause of Christ – how we need to develop a servant heart and become more and more like Jesus.  Which is actually something that the people of our church do very well.  So, this Sunday I’m going to look back and share stories from the last few years of how generous the people of our church have been with their time, talents, energy, and money.

Trust me – you really don’t want to miss this Sunday at Eagle Pointe.  There will be plenty of time to go boating or cookout afterwards.

*** Be sure to take some time this weekend to pray for & thank God for those in our military who are fighting overseas right now, as well as, those who have served and fought for our country in the past.  Because of their sacrifice we now have all of the freedoms and luxuries that we all too often take for granted.

FAITH IN ACTION SUNDAY – For those of you who are still trying to figure out which F.I.A. location you are going to – maybe we can help.  In addition to a still needing people to help with child care here at the church (we are offering child care from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM) – our Family Life Pastor Aaron Gable has put some information on his blog (http://aarongable.wordpress.com/) which may help you. He has listed out our 6 F.I.A. locations along with a description of each location and/or family, types of work to be done, and directions to each.  So, pour through the F.I.A. information on his blog – and make sure you sign up for a location this Sunday @ Eagle Pointe.

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2 responses

  1. Joe Brown

    Howard,
    I don’t Twitter but love the message. I think another problem is that too many people are not open to miracles. Too many people pray for the wrong things. Praying, to me, is like asking for a raise; you don’t tell you boss if he will give you a raise you will work harder. You work harder and when you demonstrated your worth you ask for the raise. People tend to pray for stuff; which isn’t necessarily bad, but maybe we should give before we start looking to get.
    In the service on Sunday you mentioned that money wasn’t bad. I love the way that Zig Ziglar puts it. When Zig was asked by his religious friends how he reconciled all of his talk about money with Christianity he said, “It is simple, I believe God made the diamond for his bunch, not satans crowd.” It is when money becomes your god that there is a problem. I pray that God gives me the strength to live up to my dreams and that I will continue to be blessed with the means to provide for my family, be a good role model to my kids and some day be able to give back big enough and bold enough to inspire others to best me.

    May 26, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    • Howard

      Joe – great thoughts! I appreciate your feedback on this.

      May 27, 2009 at 12:03 pm

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