Get Ready For This
I am also pumped up about the staff here at PSM. When I go to them with big plans, they don’t flinch. Instead, they either dream bigger or they simply find a way to execute the plan. One prime example is Harry Fleming (or as Jacob used to call him…’the Harry One’.)
Check out the mailer he designed for our member and guest lists. Over 700 of these will be sent out. BTW that is 700 households reaching over 2000 people. Anyway, it is a cool, little glossy postcard with a refrigerator magnet attached on the inside. We can all pull off the magnet and stick them on the fridge, computer, or where ever. How did he get such a great idea? Well, we saw a similar one from Ed Young’s pastors’ conference. But, I have to say that Harry took it to the HNL. Sorry, Ed! (HNL stands for ‘hole nutha level’ for all you scratching you heads right now, and it happens to be Ed’s favorite line of all time). I am sure Ed would be proud that we took the idea and improved.
I met this morning with Rudy, Lorraine, and James about plugging in all the youth, ushers, greeters, children’s workers, security, etc into the mix. It will be a great weekend of unity as the whole church works together for the common good.
Not too long ago, I was struggling with the concept of the effort, money, talent, and time that it was going to take to pull of this Easter event. We could simply stay at our church and be crammed to capacity (and overflowing). That would take a lot less of each of those things mentioned above. Then, I read about Solomon and the price it cost to dedicate the temple. Check out this passage in 2 Chronicles:
4Then the king and all the people offered sacrifice before the LORD. 5King Solomon offered as a sacrifice 22,000 oxen and 120,000 sheep. So the king and all the people dedicated the house of God. 6The priests stood at their posts; the Levites also, with the instruments for music to the LORD that King David had made for giving thanks to the LORD—for his steadfast love endures forever—whenever David offered praises by their ministry; opposite them the priests sounded trumpets, and all Israel stood.
Think of all the things they could have done with those animals! But, they killed them all for the sake of worshipping God. It reminds me of Judas and Jesus. Judas was upset because the very expensive perfume was ‘wasted’ on the feet of Jesus. Jesus’ response was, the poor you will always have, but I will not always be with you. In other words, worshipping God is the first priority over everything else. It should be done with your best talent, it should be a sacrifice, and it should cost.
So, we must give our best all for the sake of worship to our God!