At RiverTown this Sunday we’ll rebel against the clock by simply ignoring daylight savings time until after we experience God together in worship. We’ve been planning for a few weeks now to skip the time change, get an hour more sleep than all the other Christians we know, and all just show up at the normal time.
Why? …Why Not!
This explains it best. It really made me laugh last night when a Facebook friend of mine quoted his ten year old son’s genius. Here’s his status update. Words of Jordan, age 10: “I am going to ignore Daylight Savings Time when it starts.” His Dad’s instant comeback: “I’m with you Buddy.” I bet Jordan would like RiverTown.
I’m sure you know some people who feel the same way. What a great intro into an invitation to church! “Hey…Wanna skip the time change this Sunday? I know a Church where…” (You fill in the rest) Jesus Changed the Rules. We can too!
Matthew 5: 22, 28, 39, 44
But I have added to that rule…and tell you that if you are only angry, you are in danger of judgment!
But I tell you: that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
But I tell you: Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…
That’s the title of my message this Sunday – CHANGE THE RULES!
The reason Jesus looked like a rebel to the people around him is that he had the ability to change the rules. He got back to the heart of the matter and the spirit of the law. The religious leaders of his day were experts on knowing how to look exactly like the godliest people in town, but only on the outside. Jesus changed their current day rules of Judiasm into a standard of the heart that would live forever. Jesus knew that the heart of the human problem was the problem of the human heart. He changed the rules, then changed their hearts to match. This at Sunday at RiverTown, we plan on experiencing the new rules and the new heart of Jesus!
Last Sunday’s service was so moving. I thought you would want to experience it again in this clip and share it with others.
EASTER is going to be huge this year. Here’s the scoop…
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE – Interactive Passover Experience: The Rebel’s Last Meal – 6 PM, Friday, March 29th
EASTER SUNDAY SERVICES – Message: Rebel With A Cross!
7 AM- SUNRISE SERVICE – On The Front Lawn. (Meet Jesus and the Empty Tomb at Daybreak)
8 AM- BREAKFAST – Inside The Worship Center (Chef Roger Gamboa is Back)
9 AM- EGG HUNT – (Bring Candy and Plastic Eggs This Sunday)
10 AM- HUGE WORSHIP SERVICE ON THE FRONT LAWN!
We have all the room we need outside and we have a vision to “pack out” our outside worship space with as many people as possible. There will be a huge stage, our band, and a chair for you and every one of your friends! But, just to be nice, you could email me back about which service(s) you are coming to! Don’t forget to wear your Rebel Savior T-Shirt!
All for Jesus…”The Rebel With A Cross!”
Pastor David Rathel
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P.S. – If anybody knows a generous tattoo artist who’s really great at Christian skin art let me know. We’ve got Idea… for our next giveaway!