Friday, April 15, 2011

Axis Wrap Up 4-13-11 The Rescue

We wrapped up an amazing movement and also started a new series in the same night at axis.  Our FaceLess month was really amazing and I loved seeing our kids step up and really reach out in so many different ways ... serving at homeless shelters, packing over 22,000 meals at Feed My Starving Children, raising nearly $1000 for Charity Water, and finally collecting the huge pile of shoes you see in the pic below for Soles 4 Soles.  I'm very proud of our kids, but continually tried to explain to them that this is simply the normal thing to do.  If you're a follower of Jesus giving and serving, well, it's just normal.

We also started a new two week series leading up to Easter called Rescued.  I simply wanted to try to explain to our kids that we have basically been kidnapped by sin and we cannot rescue ourselves on our own.  We need a Rescuer.  There's a phrase I recently heard which says "The Bible is not mainly about you and what you should be doing.  The Bible is about God and what He done."  I shared a little differently during the night.  I talked more in the sense of a story and really didn't give any closure to the story.  That comes next week.  But, shared how the Bible explains that we've been kidnapped by sin but God's never stopping, never giving up, always and forever love would not let the story end there.  He would one day Rescue His kids.  Next week we'll talk about the Rescue and what that means for us.  Can't wait to share the Gospel!

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