We Don't Need No Stinking Rules!
I've played a couple of games with my youth groups that focus on rules. In "Rule-a-Rama" we go around the circle and each person creates a rule everyone must follow for the rest of the game AND a consequence for anyone who breaks it. For instance someone might say, "You must stand up when talking or you have to cluck like a chicken for 20 seconds" and that rule will apply from that point on. The next person might add, "If you say the word 'it', you have to run around the circle." As more rules are added, things get more complicated and chaotic to the point of hilarious confusion!
The other game is the opposite: I simply tell everyone that the winner is the person who is sitting on a certain chair when the timer goes off in 3 minutes. That's the only instructions I give and I just say, "Go!". Since there are no rules, this game can get quite chaotic as well!
In our sermon series, "Set Free", we've been seeing how the Apostle Paul lays out how following the Law of Moses actually ruins the Good News of Jesus. Throughout the book of Galatians, he insists that living a Christian life that focuses on "behaving" gets our eyes off of Jesus and leads to bondage. But the natural question becomes, "Then why did God give us the law?" It's a good question and one that we'll address this coming Sunday, May 20th. You can read Galatians 3:15-25 in preparation. I hope to see you there.
Women's Retreat this Weekend
There are 40+ women that I know I WON'T see this Sunday because they'll be together at the "Sistas Inspiring Sistas" Retreat.
Please take a moment and say a prayer that hearts would be touched by the Holy Spirit as they grow together in faith and friendship.
Church Clean-up this Saturday
Those who aren't on the Women's Retreat this weekend are invited to join the crew that will be sprucing up the church and the church grounds this Saturday.
Starting at 8:00 (or whenever you can get there), there will be plenty of projects to take on. Come grab a donut and pitch in!
If you aren't able to help on Saturday, a list of cleaning tasks is available on the table under the photo board in Fellowship Hall. You can sign up to take care of a job and then do it as you're available.
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