About a year ago, when I was downtown for a meeting, I made a mistake and didn’t realize it. After the meeting I was on my way back to my car which was parked nearby at a meter. As I got closer to the car I pulled out my key fob and hit the button to unlock my doors. I heard the usual thunk as the door locks unlocked. After a few more steps I reached for the door handle, opened the door, and climbed in.
Immediately I knew something was wrong. The seat was all the way forward and I was uncomfortable. On top of that someone had thrown a towel on the passenger seat and hung something from the rear view mirror. I could tell someone had been in my car, but how? I am always careful to lock it when I park. As I tried to figure out who might have been in my car, I reached for the ignition but my key wouldn’t fit.
At that moment I realized this wasn’t my car. My Silver Chevy Equinox LT was parked directly in front of the Silver Chevy Equinox LT that I was currently sitting in. Embarrassed, I quickly got out and looked around to see if anyone had noticed my mistake. I got in my car and sped away.
Have you ever made a mistake?
Sometimes we make mistakes but we don’t realize it. Until I recognized I had made a mistake I was going nowhere. I would still be sitting in that car, wondering why it wouldn’t start.
Last weekend we started a new series called “Starting Over.” This series is all about learning to love and live beyond our regrets. Like mistakes we don’t know about, regrets we don’t recognize can keep us from moving forward. This weekend we are going to explore the story of someone who had an unrecognized regret and the problems it caused him. Through David’s story we are going to discover how to recognize our regrets and begin to move forward.
See you Sunday,
News & Announcements
Join us, beginning January 10th at 7 pm, for Date Night, a coffee house experience for you and your partner. We’ll serve up some great coffee along with a sweet treat. There will also be a brief thought provoking talk given that will help you grow in your relationship together. We even have the babysitting covered as Date Night takes place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, during MidWeek Kids’ Club. Mark your calendar and ask your sweetheart if they would like to go on a date with you!
Alpha is a series of discussions exploring the Christian faith. Each week we look at a different topic and engage in conversations about faith and life’s biggest questions. Join us for Alpha on Wednesdays at 6:30, beginning January 10th.
Holy Spirit Encounter
Join us Saturday, February 3 and discover how you can live the Spirit empowered life. Dr. Rob Reimer will lead us in exploring how to be be filled by the Holy Spirit, how the Holy Spirit helps us to live the life we long to experience, and how we can help others to do the same. For more information or to register please visit the Holy Spirit Encounter webpage.
|January 10, 2018||MidWeek returns|
|January 28, 2018||Prayer Summit|
|February 3, 2018||Holy Spirit Encounter|
|February 4, 2018||Healing Service – Dr. Rob Reimer speaking|
|February 11, 2018||Global Impact Sunday – Desert Sand Region|
|February 25 – March 25, 2018||Going Beyond Series|
|March 24, 2018||Going Beyond Leadership Commitment Event|
|March 25, 2018||Going Beyond First Fruits Offering & Commitment Sunday|