Shopping is now the #1 American leisure activity, taking the place of previous #1 – religion. Social media influencers are the new priests/preistesses of this culture which worships by double clicking to accumulate more stuff. The average American gets rid of more than 65 lbs of clothes every year. 25% of people with 2 car garages can’t park in them because they’re filled with stuff. This is exactly the opposite of how Jesus speaks of a life of peace, the way of contentment, and where our devotion should be directed. Watch today’s message to learn how we got here and what will help us recover from the chaos and stress this kind of lifestyle will cause.
“Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.” Ephesians 4:11-13 (NLTSE)
Today’s message focuses on the people Christ gave as founding gifts to PC3 and the impact they have had on this church and others in the community as they transition into the next stage of God’s plan for them.
We love you, Billy and Kim Wight!
Anyone who cannot rest from work is a slave-to a need for success, to a materialistic culture, to exploitative employers, to parental expectations, or all of the above. Sabbath is a declaration of freedom. So engage in activities that are life giving instead of life taking. We worship in how we rest.