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SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (Cow Tipping - 2)

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Cow Tipping Week 2… GOD’S POLITICS (Mat Balgaard)

BIG IDEA for this week… A primary struggle of the CHURCH historically has been - that it’s always much easier to make a POINT than it is to make a DIFFERENCE!

Always Remember… In order to change the Culture as a Church - sometimes you have to sacrifice making a POINT so you can make a DIFFERENCE!

The Early Church constantly leaned relationally in the direction of those they disagreed with most!

The Early Church was constantly at odds with those they agreed with the most theologically!

The Early Church was never concerned with guilt by association!

The Early Church REFUSED to be dragged into debates that distracted them from the Primary Issues!

The Early Church didn’t judge Outsiders for behaving like Outsiders!

The Early Church had its greatest influence when it policed its own behavior… NOT EVERYONE ELSE’S!

See you Sunday – Gonna Be Fun – We’re Goin’ Cow Tippin’ Again!!

Don’t Miss It!!! MHS Performing Arts Center (9a/10:45a)

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SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (Cow Tipping - 1)

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BIG IDEA for this week… 

Is it ok for me to get a Tattoo - drink a Beer - smoke a Cigar  - eat an entire XXL Pizza all while watching an R-Rated Movie?

Biblical Community vs. Cultural Affinity...

Sometimes you have to sacrifice making a POINT so you can make a DIFFERENCE!

Romans… Paul wants us to understand that God did not Save ME for ME - but that He Saved ME and dropped ME into a context of WE!

God saves the SINNER but leaves the SIN NATURE IN - gives me His Spirit and then says… TRUST THE SPIRIT TO OVERCOME THE SIN!

Important Note…

There's always a fine line when Non-Essentials become Essentials!

Are you aware of where that "LINE" is in your life of Community?

HUGE…

If you Flaunt Your Freedoms Flippantly - you better be aware that someone could Stumble - Get Trapped and it lead to their Destruction!

Jesus in essence said…

“I have Saved You and put You into the Context of Community! Now... in that Context of Community - Flesh Out The Gospel!!”

See you Sunday – Gonna Be Fun – We’re Goin’ Cow Tippin’!!

Don’t Miss It!!!

MHS Performing Arts Center (9a/10:45a)

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