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Today we start a brand new series here at Christ’s Church called Ascend.
This series is all about what our worship personally and corporately should look as the church.
This series will change us is we allow it too.
This series will challenge us if we are open to it.
This series will break chains of bondage if we will take the keys.
Here are some thoughts to get your mind rattling around before you come hang out with us today. If you are reading this after today, you can click on the church name above and check the message out later this week. I CANNOT WAIT!!!
“I can safely say, on the authority of all that is revealed in the Word of God, that any man or woman on this earth who is bored and turned off by worship is not ready for heaven.” A.W. TozerClick to tweet
“If there is no laughter, Jesus has gone somewhere else. If there is no joy and freedom, it is not a church: it is simply a crowd of melancholy people basking in a religious neurosis. If there is no celebration, there is no real worship.” Steve BrownClick to tweet
Never underestimate family.
Never take for granted that they will always be there.
Laugh with them, cry with them, do life with them.
Make time to gather and love each other in person, because you just never know when you won’t be able to do so anymore.
Check out my family on this episode of the VLOG.
The last couple weeks I have missed out on giving you all Sunday Morning Thoughts. With some travel and guest speakers, my routine was busted up and alas, I forgot. But today, we are back with a bang as we talk about Pornography. I saw my first pornographic magazine when I was 9. I saw my first pornographic movie when I was 10 at a friends house when we found his father’s stash. When I was a kid you had to work to find this stuff. Today, it is literally at our fingertips on our devices. I remember a decade ago in ministry, the church still saw this topic as taboo. We were scared or did not know how to deal with it. However, if we don’t talk about it, the world will. Just like the rest of this series, if we are not going to talk about these issues in the church, then we will never be able to deal with them outside the church. If we don’t know how God wants us to respond, then we won’t respond well or right. With that said, get to Christ’s Church today and hear an incredible message on the how we are to respond when the culture and the church #Clash on the issue of sexuality and pornography. Here are some thoughts to get you prepared.
“Pornography is to sex what McDonalds is to food. A plasticized, generic version of the real thing.” -Gail Dines-Click to tweet
“TV is a pornographic cacophony of violence, death obsession, screams, gunfire and drama. You think it’s fine because you are damaged.” -Bryant McGill-Click to tweet
“In short, the problem with pornography is not that it shows too much of the person, but that it shows far too little.” -Pope John Paul II-Click to tweet
“Pornography is a parasite, because it steals your emotions, your focus, your time and your energy from your spouse.” -Stephen Kendrick-Click to tweet
“Porn is an idol that works the first time. The problem with porn is it doesn’t keep working. It causes us to exchange the real for the fake.” -Brad Wilson-Click to tweet