Monday, March 25, 2013

Superbowl of Jesus Sports

Can you believe that in just 5 days 7 hours and 41 minutes as of right now we will be celebrating what I have dubbed the Superbowl of Jesus Sports.  Yes that is right in just 5 days we will be celebrating Easter and here at Relevant we do not like to do anything halfway especially on such a special day like Easter.  For 3 weeks at Relevant we have been talking about Investing and Inviting and this week is the perfect time to put that investing and inviting into practice. I would like to encourage every person who calls Relevant home to use every possible tool at their disposal to get as many people here Sunday as possible. FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, EMAIL, PERSONAL INVITE, PONY EXPRESS, what ever it takes.  We will be launching a brand new series called #523Greater and I know that it will impact everyone here. Here is a run down of what to expect.
  • Incredible music from our Band 
  • Creative relevant teaching with the launch of a brand new series "523Greater"
  • Fun filled Children's ministry with special play area open after each service
    • Bounce Houses
    • Super Slide
    • Obsticle course
    • Games
    • Cotton Candy
    • Kona-Ice Snow Cones
You don't want to miss the opportunity to bring a guest with you, young or old they will have a great time.  Remember we will be having 3 service times to choose from on Easter. 8:45, 10, and 11:15am they will all be identical and all ministry areas will be fully staffed. 

See you all Sunday,


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Let the Dunking Begin!!!

We are right in the middle of college basketball's "March Madness" which now stretches into April and that is kind of confusing to me, but I digress. This is the time of year when Cinderella stories take on a whole new meaning and sometimes the underdogs end up as heroes.  It is a time when dreams are made and hopes are dashed.  Since those games are sometimes only remembered by the dunks,  here are a few reminders of some of those types of dunks:  Tomahawk, Put-back, Reverse, Triple Pump, Windmill, and my personal favorite, The Alley Oop!  Oh the dunk is by far one of the highlights of any basketball game, and I realize that the three-point shooters reading this are probably begging to differ with me; but the facts still remains that the dunk is just an epic way to score in basketball.  My son Anthony loves to play basketball and he and his buddies like nothing more than to lower the rim to the height that they can take their place with basketballs greats and dunk. 

This got me thinking. What is it about dunking that is so incredible?  Dunking in basketball is something that sets you apart from the rest of the field. But I think there is another dunking that is even more incredible.  It is the spiritual dunking called baptism.  You see dunking a basketball is awesome and it sets you apart in the basketball arena, yet spiritual dunking, through baptism, sets you apart for the Kingdom of God.  Spiritual Dunking-Baptism is a public display of a transformation that has already happened on the inside of a persons heart when they began their relationship with Jesus.

Tomorrow there will be several March Madness games played and I am sure that there will be several epic dunks.  However, I do not think any of them will compare to the dunks that will take place at our very own March Madness here at at Relevant.  Come out tomorrow and support some life changing spiritual dunks.

If you have been thinking about getting baptized and would like to get baptized tomorrow just email me or Josette and let us know and we will get you added to the list.