Thursday Memo

Hi Five Oakers,

This weekend I’ll be talking about how to fortify your faith. I hope you can join us.

At the 9:15am service I forgot to show the cup we gave the Set-up and Take-down crew when we moved to our building. It reads, “If you set up, they will come.” Good times!

Here's the sermon from last weekend in 10 tweets: "FOR [ God gave ] – God’s Sacrifice, our Sacrifice (John 3:16; 1 Chron. 21:24; Mk 12:41-44; 2 Cor 8:1-5):

  1. Genuine love is not a superficial emotion; love is sacrificial action.
  2. Helen Simmons had to taste the sacrifice.
  3. King David: “I will not offer a burnt offering that costs me nothing.”
  4. Jesus doesn’t see the penny the poor widow gave; he sees the sacrifice & says she gave more than anyone.
  5. The Macedonians gave abundantly, sacrificially & joyfully in spite of their poverty and hardships.
  6. “For the joy set before him, Jesus endured the cross…” Love is joyful sacrificial action.
  7. Over 100K people within a reasonable driving distance of our campus are unchurched and far from God.
  8. Are you treating the bride of Christ like a consumer product? Are you acting like a consumer or co-owner? You are the church.
  9. 19 missionary families, 520K meals, 438 Thanksgiving bags, 4009 diapers, 180 backpacks, $192K Impact budget, $80k FMSC
  10. Hector Dalton: “We’ve learned that in order to grow your faith you have to step out in faith.”

Looking forward to seeing you on the weekend!

Blessings, Pastor Henry