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Hurts So Good?

Anyone still recovering from this last weekend? To me, it feels like the day after a basketball over-time win: I’m exhausted, and it feels great!

We had a great day! Lots of energy. Great worship. Great food in abundance (If you made food for Sunday, THANKS! That was HUGE!) Great attendance (1683 people).

Yet, the best part of the weekend for me was our team players. Our parking team set the pace. Chip Retson rallied a team that gave everyone a fun greeting, and an unexpected bottle of water on their way in and on their way out. Westfield H.S. was so impressed that they are changing their parking lot procedures to follow ours! We are not surprised that this team produced such quality results. Research shows that they are also the best-educated church parking lot greeters in the world.

Josh tells me that over 60 new players joined the team who worked with set up, front-line, food, prayer, tear down, and holding Savannah duties. Michelle & Cindy report that over 50 new people served in KidZone. That’s huge!

The best part for me was the fun everyone had. A huge group set up the school Saturday morning, and it felt like we were setting up for Christmas: laughter, smiles, fun working together for a significant purpose. It felt like family working together—we had work to be done, but everyone enjoyed simply being together.

After one service, a lady told me it was the first time she’d served in KidZone, and it was great. “I think I’ve found my place,” she said. Another person told me they loved seeing all the “Ask Me” shirts, because she wouldn’t have known that many of those people were New Lifers.

The best part of the day, of course, is that we are remembering that Jesus conquered death, so we can be right with God. That truth is the core that drives all we do. I wish I’d found this cartoon before Easter: http://townhall.com/cartoons/cartoonist/GlennMcCoy/2009/04/1

Brett Andrews, Lead Pastor

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2 Responses to “Hurts So Good?”

  1. My husband and I had the honor of volunteering on Easter Sunday…the one year anniversary of our first visit to New Life. What a difference one year can make, especially when you fully accept God into your life. I’m so excited that there were so many new people who were able to experience church the New Life way and I pray that they continue to worship with us every Sunday!

    Amy Heer

  2. 請你這一次不要再刪
    跨宗教 跨領域
    悉怛多缽怛囉阿門證據時效
    Blogger 未分類文章 提到…

    *Weiss 前世今生來生緣

    「大師們。」她輕聲說:「他們告訴我的。他們說我活過86次。」

    「帶著對任何有關輪迴轉世的科學論文的強烈渴望,我翻遍了醫學圖書
    館。讀得越多,就越意識到,儘管曾認為自己頭腦的每方面都受過良好的
    教育,但我的知識還是很有限的。有許多這方面的研究和出版物,都是由
    知名的臨床醫生和科學家們實施、驗證並重複的,但是很少人知道。他們
    有可能都錯了或者都被欺騙了嗎?證據是如此的確鑿,而我還是懷疑。不
    管確鑿與否,我覺得難以相信。」

    「這經驗再加上隨後其他病人的經驗,我的價值觀開始轉變,從物質轉入
    精神,而且更關心人我關係,不再汲汲於名利,我也開始理解甚麼是可以
    帶走而甚麼帶不走。確實,在這之前我一定也不相信肉體死亡後我們的某
    一部份還有生命。」
    * 於 March 12, 2009 02:46 AM 回應

    *

    57樓

    57樓

    「那幾週,我重溫了在哥倫比亞大學念一年級時所學的比較宗教課的課
    本。在《聖經》舊約和新約全書中確實提到輪迴轉世。公元325年,羅馬康
    斯坦丁大帝和他的母親海倫娜,將新約中關於輪迴轉世的內容刪去了。」

    在《前世今生》一書中也提到,大師們通過凱瑟琳共示現了10餘次,談話涉
    及到人類的不朽及生命的真正意義:「我們的任務是學習,豐富知識成為
    神那樣的生命。直到我們可以解脫了,然後我們會回來教誨和幫助其他
    人。」

    蔡昀叡?”! 靈修

    2009年3月11日 下午 12:04


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