(Angela and Sandra reciting Psalm 139 during Offerings 2)
During Offerings 4, on 3/11/16, we will be celebrating the goodness of God through creative, fresh, original, fun offerings of praise via music, poetry, art, recitation, reading, writing, acting, dancing (yep, I said dancing), and whatever way you want to honor the Lord!
So, please be praying about and dreaming about how you can participate in this special (and safe) night, where encouragement abounds and hearts are touched.
In the meanwhile, enjoy the recitation above of Psalm 139!
Here’s an offering I gave to the Lord from Revelations 22, set to the music of “The Chronicles of Narnia,” during Offerings 2. What offering will you give? Take a risk and go for it! You’re among family, you’ll be blessed, we’ll be blessed, and most importantly … God will be blessed! – Arthur
In anticipation of Offerings 3 this Friday, here’s some meaningful body worship by our TD sisters from Offerings 2!
Please let your small group leader know by Wednesday what you will offer to the Lord. Remember, it can be anything – just as long as it’s from the heart!
For those of you who weren’t there, last summer we had a special night of “Offerings” to God – a dedication and presentation of gifts, which came in all shapes and sounds and sizes. It was unconventionally spectacular (or spectacularly unconventional), and – can you believe it – in less than 2 weeks (Feb. 27) we have the privilege of participating in another “Offerings” night – “Offerings 2”! This is a special opportunity for us to bring “a smile to God’s face” as we create for our Creator using the talents that he blessed us with.
“But I don’t really have any gifts,” you might say. “There’s nothing special about me.”
Exactly. There’s nothing inherently special about jars of clay – but there’s something immensely special about the treasure inside, which shows “that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us” (2 Cor 4:7).
If you came to our “Offerings” last summer, you probably remember that it was different from any “talent show” you’ve been to. It wasn’t about showcasing talent and skill – it was about bringing God what you have, with all you have. That is what He deserves, and that is what He desires. Even the greatest talent in the world pales in comparison to the beauty of a simple act of love.
“Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth.” – Psalm 50:2
Now isn’t that something (or SomeOne) worth giving thanks for?
If you are interested in offering God a 5 minute long “sacrifice of thanksgiving” and/or want to know what exactly God is looking for, please read and meditate and pray over Psalm 50, which will be the theme of our upcoming offering night.
Then if God has put this on your heart, please let your small group leaders know by this Friday how you desire to bless His heart! 🙂 – Rebecca & Clara