Yesterday before we went to worship Marvin walked out of the bedroom with a wrinkled shirt on. I told him it looked terrible. I told him to take it off so I could iron it. He said no he would wear his red Nebraska golf shirt instead. When we walked into church first thing a new member asked us if we were from Nebraska and of course we told him yes. Come to find out him and his wife are both from Nebraska too. He even said that he went hunting in the rural area close to our town. It is such a small world.
Now most of you know that Marvin is a Nebraska Husker football fan. But what most of you don't know is our Pastor Barry is a Washington Huskies fan. It just happened that Nebraska plowed over the huskies yesterday at the football. Of course Marvin walked up to the front of the Church before the service to proudly display his Nebraska shirt. There were a few people yelling "now Marv do not rub it in too hard" Pastor Barry took it well. Joking set aside, I told Pastor Barry after church that it was not Marvin's intention to wear that shirt at first but since he wore it we were blessed as we met some new members. Isn't that great?
Yesterdays sermon was on "Radical Gratitude" and this is the verse that used for the sermon
7 Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness
Colossians 2:7 (New Living Translation)
It was a great sermon on why we should have gratitude. It honors God, it strengthens relationships, it develops my faith and it is a positive way to share out faith.
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