Sunday, September 20, 2009

scroll through fast enough and it's a flipbook!

we had such an amazing crowd tonight, between our friends and small group members and other youth group volunteers, and justin's sister who was able to stop by as well.

(luckily, justin said he was so focused and it was so quick that he didn't have the chance to notice how many people were there. he's not big on the whole "center of attention with lots of people" thing. whereas i thrive on it. we're wonderfully opposite.)

tim lowering him down...

and then, of course, my flash didn't fire. so forgive me for the bluriness--

romans 8:12-17 (the message version)--

So don't you see that we don't owe this old do-it-yourself life one red cent. There's nothing in it for us, nothing at all. The best thing to do is give it a decent burial and get on with your new life. God's Spirit beckons. There are things to do and places to go!

This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It's adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike "What's next, Papa?" God's Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children. And we know we are going to get what's coming to us—an unbelievable inheritance! We go through exactly what Christ goes through. If we go through the hard times with him, then we're certainly going to go through the good times with him!

i just love the message. it's an amazing way to see the scriptures come alive.

(finally, cute baby pic. this little one is caleb. i'll post about the dinner i took to his parents last night sometime later this week!)