On this Thanksgiving Day I'm thankful for so many things, but mostly it boils down to people (as it should): my wonderful family and friends near and far - and that includes you!
Before we plow relentlessly into the Christmas season and the potentially dark side of consumerism (I think there may be a deeper significance to the name "Black Friday"), take a moment or two to stop and consider your ability to be truly thankful and content right now - without anything else added to it. Most of that "stuff" you'll buy (or be tempted to buy) will neither last long nor bring lasting joy.
Take a cue from Paul as he wrote to the Jesus-followers living in Philippi. Paul was sitting in a prison, and yet he wrote the following words:
Philippians 4:11-13 (NLT)
This Sunday we'll continue our journey through The Story with a sad chapter in the life of King David found in 2 Samuel 11-12. The sin and consequential pain and suffering for David and others can trace their origin back to an attitude of discontentment. We'll talk about how we can avoid falling to our own areas of temptation. I hope you'll be able to join us.
Let's learn to focus on contentment and thanksgiving for all that we have right now and enjoy the wonderful freedom and joy it brings!
Advent Season is almost upon us!
If you're able to stick around for a bit following our Worship Celebration, we'd love your help in decorating the church for the season. It's a lot of fun and many hands make light work!
Thoughts about living as a Jesus follower and life at Community Covenant Church