30 March 2012

This 'n' That

Well, anticipation is building as we rapidly approach Escalator Church's first Easter Extravaganza. While we don't want to spoil any surprises, we can confirm that our theme and focus for this year will be similar to what we are seeing in some of America's most prominent mega churches. What might that theme be? Well, you, of course! We know, we know, Easter is supposed to be a time of celebrating the resurrection of Jesus, but that doesn't mean that you should be ignored! Come dressed in your finest, ready to take advantage of our instant photo booth, which offers backgrounds that will put you right into that first Easter story! If you have children, come early to participate in our irreverent sanctuary Easter egg hunt. Not only will your kids be filled with joy at the sugary goodness that awaits them in each plastic egg, but they will also find a note in each one with an encouraging word that will inspire them to feel better about themselves. Yes, Escalator Church will strive to make this Easter your best one ever!

Okay, enough silliness. Here's your week in review (kind of):
  • I have not seen October Baby, but Justin Edwards has. He shares his thoughts here.
  • Upon examination, it seems the recent events surrounding Mark Driscoll actually indicate a promotion.
  • For the record, I like Ray Comfort and his ministry, The Way of the Master. Still, I found this article by Jesse Johnson to be interesting and helpful, as it shares some valid concerns about TWOTM.
  • An openly gay pastor has been selected to lead a large Lutheran (ELCA) church in Minnesota. Sigh...
  • Dan Philips offers some thoughts as the newly installed pastor of Copperfield Bible Church in Houston.
  • The authority of the Gospel:

2 comments:

  1. Does Escalator Church require dressing up for church? My mega pastor says God doesn't care what you wear to church so I like to save my finest for more important events. We wear jeans and flip flops at our mega church to experience optimal personal comfort.

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  2. I love how Pastor Lawson met that man on his level and the parallel truths he used to capitolize on telling him about "life insurance" and share the gospel. That's just awesome. Just like all of us should do, is to "be wise in the way we act toward outsiders; make the MOST of every opportunity"-Col.4:6.

    Steven Lawson is so correct that when we are saved -(true conversions)confess "Jesus is Lord" and that truth far, by eternal measurements outweighs just having fire insurance out of hell. Jesus is our supreme treasure and our Master. One truth that really becomes real the moment Jesus saves us is the evidence of being overly submissive to Jesus as our Lord.- evident is the meek and morning of our changed hearts~

    "Blessed are those who mourn((expressing the realization of gladness by being submissive to God or completel yeilding to God.),for they shall be comforted." Mat.5:4

    and

    "Blessed are the meek-(Humbly patient, overly submissive or compliant, trusting in God)for they shall inherit the earth" Mat.5:5

    effusive hearts because Jesus is Lord! and we take such great delight in His Name our strong tower and refuge-Praise the Lord \o/

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