There it is, the entire meaning of life, summed up in a colorful box. Jesus commanded this powerful message by saying, “LISTEN!” In order to believe God is really God, in order for you to love God or yourself or anyone else, you must LISTEN.
Do you ever have trouble listening?
There are a billion things that are begging for your attention…sounds and images and stuff that sucks you in like the strongest vacuum ever created. They are created to GRAB your attention and for you to believe whatever that message is. It’s all stuff, and it’s not all quality, truthful stuff. But Jesus turns it around in this Bible passage by saying, “LISTEN!” He wasn’t throwing stuff at people in order to get their attention. Instead, He was saying that WE have to push aside all distractions and allow space and room to think…and to believe…and to love…and to focus. Once we MAKE THE DECISION to listen and focus, we can live out the two most important things in life…loving and loving. (And, no, loving and loving aren’t the same 2 things. Puzzled? Come Wednesday night, and we’ll talk about it.)
Here’s our schedule this month:
*Every Sunday at 11:00 am: SCRIP Sales for Youth Mission Fundraisers*
3-ALL YOUTH: Youth Mission Fundraiser: Pancake Breakfast, 8:00 am – 1:30 pm (Worship break in-between)
6-All Youth Group, 7:00-8:30 pm
- This will be so fun!!
13-All Youth Group, 6:00-8:30 **NOTE TIME CHANGE! We’re having a Game Night with First Pres-PDX’s youth!!
17-Graduate Recognition in 10:00 am Worship!
20-All Youth Group, 7:00-8:30 pm
27-All Youth Group Party!, 6:00-8:30 pm **Dinner included**