Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sunday Praise

At church this past Sunday the Pastor is continue with his series about "Facebook." When I heard that is what it was going to be about, I was very curious. This weeks service was called "Who's on your Friends List?
He started of telling stories and talking about the Quiz's and other fun stuff on fb.

Genesis 2:18 (New International Version)

The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him."

The main point of the service was how easy it is to be friends with someone on facebook compared to real life. Friendships take a lot of work and effort. As to where on Facebook when someone wants to be your friend you just "Confirm" or "Ignore"

As we've learned in life friends are not easy to deal with. This is why we need to keep all our friends in our prayers daily.

Genesis 1:1-3 (New International Version)

Genesis 1

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

2 Now the earth was a]">[a] formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

3 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.

He then defined friendship: 2 people who demonstrate an irrational commitment to each other's well being. Do you agree?

Colossians 3:12-16 (New International Version)

12Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

15Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.

So would you agree there is a difference in FB friends and personal friendship?

Being in a "Community" on fb is easy, being a true friend is hard.

So I am going to challenge you today or if you read this tomorrow, Find a friend, do something irrational out of love for that friend!

I wish I had better notes on this to share, but I was so into it I didn't want to look away to write. But I hope you get the point of what I am trying to get across and what Pastor Marty wanted us to realize.

Have a Blessed Week

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