Friday, March 21, 2014

Messiah Madness



It’s that time of year. March Madness has begun! Did you fill out your “Warren Buffet bracket” for your  chance at winning a billion dollars? Maybe you heard but as of this morning, only one day into the tournament, there are just 0.2 % of all brackets filled out left perfectly. Why? Because some of the bigger name teams, some of the higher seeded teams, lost like they always do. If you’re an Ohio State fan for example, you’re probably not feeling so happy today about your team. And if you’re part of the 81% of America who picked Ohio State (like me but not my wife!) to win their opening round game against Dayton yesterday, then your chance at a billion dollar perfect bracket was spoiled after the very first game of the tournament.

Now it might sound like a strange segue from here, but this Sunday we’re going to watch another clip from the movie Son of God and see how there was a time when it was sort of like “Messiah Madness” in the life of Jesus. People got excited about Jesus possibly being the Messiah after he miraculously fed the 5,000. Yet we’re going to also see how many of those people who got so excited about him being the Messiah were left feeling disappointed when it became clear that he didn’t meet their Messiah expectations. Fans of Jesus started jumping off the bandwagon until only his true followers remained.

Are you a fan or are you a follower of Jesus? This Sunday we’re going to talk about the important difference between the two. You won’t go home disappointed. I hope to see you at Showtime this Sunday!

Soccer Camp News – If you want to kick off the summer in an awesome way for your kids, then sign up for our 7th annual Soccer Camp!! This year, camp is June 17th-20th at the Polonia Soccer Club from 1pm-4:30pm each day. It’s for kids ages 4-11. Soccer camp features learning soccer skills, practicing through drills, daily scrimmages, and tons of soccer fun! In addition, we have a great daily break for a snack, some music with the band Fide, and learning all about Moses and God’s grace. This camp really does have it all!!!

You can register here today!  If you have any questions, please contact Cassy.

Operation Jesus Cares Spring Project – For the OJC Spring project this year, we will be raising money to purchase a MyTeamTriumph running stroller. The stroller will serve a dual purpose: first, it will be used in all the events MyTeamTriumph participates in for the Milwaukee region. Second, we will use the stroller to take the members of the Coventry Group Home (Kathy and Debbie's group home) for runs/walks in their neighborhood once the weather warms up. The cost of the running stroller is $2,600.00. Please consider donating towards this project so we can continue to make a difference to those with special needs in our community. You can use your OJC envelopes to make donations during the weekly offering. You can also donate easily online by designating to the OJC fund.



Sermon audio podcast of my sermon last Sunday

Last Sunday’s service recorded on Ustream

Sharing Christ’s Victory,

Pastor Ben

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