I love Venn diagrams. The visual representation of all logical relations between a finite collection of different sets is just the coolest. Don’t you think?
A while back a Venn diagram representing the different people who use the phrase “put your hands in the air” made it’s way around the internet. This diagram includes bank robbers, DJs, preachers, and Mom Taking Off Your Sweater.
A strange assortment of folks if there ever was one.
But take a look at it. I think you’ll agree that Venn diagrams - especially this one - are just wonderful.
In last week's message, we thought together about taking our "next right step" into 2020. (While I didn't say “Listen to me, Buster” or “I know you’re better than this," there may have been an occasional “Are you with me?")
Good Shepherd's venn diagram of 'living into a Christ-centered life in God's family' is a little more like this one.
A life of discipleship to Jesus involves all three of these areas - Up to God in worship, In to community with one another, and Out in service to the world. Following Jesus is like something DJs and bank robbers and preachers would say, “Give everything you’ve got." It involves our head, our heart, and our hands.
This Sunday, January 12th, following both our 9 & 10:45am Worship Gatherings, Life Group leaders will be in Zirbel Hall, looking forward to meeting you and welcome you IN! To be clear, a Life Group does not mean you're committed for life! It's any regular gathering where you study Scripture, grow in faith, and encourage and care for one another. In other words, it’s a place where you share life as you seek to become a disciple of Jesus - it’s something we all need.
So, are you connected IN a Life Group? If not, as DJs and bank robbers and Moms Taking Off Your Sweater would say, “You know what to do.”