CORDS OF THREE
Pastor Steve Lummer
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12
Everyone needs a “THIRD PLACE”
First place is our HOME.
Second place is our WORK.
Third place is our COMMUNITY.
THREE COMMUNITY KILLERS
First – take seriously the deep human hunger for a third place.
The smells of: Compassion, kindness, humility, meekness and patience, transparency authenticity.
“For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.” – 2 Corinthians 2:15
Second – remember that “everything matters.”
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. – Colossians 3:13-15
Our goal – not to see THROUGH each other but to see each other THROUGH.
Third – extend our third place into the marketplace.
Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. – Colossians 3:16,17
OUR THIRD PLACE
CONNECT WITH – CARE FOR – CONTRIBUTE TO
Why should you?
Because we are a MODERN DAY WELL
John 4:13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
Here is the video from this weeks message.