This past Sunday we ate some lasagna, pranked a pastor, and spent some time reflecting on how we can worship with our lives!
Last Friday was the Pastor’s breakfast at West Side and I happened to sit with a group of students who were especially interested in finding a creative way to say “thank you” to pastor Eric for the candy that he brought. After floating several ideas from garden gnomes to lawn flamingos Dylan Buys asked, “What's the largest bag of balloons you can buy on amazon?”
Turns out you can get 1200 balloons for just under $50.
Being the responsible youth leader that I am, I did NOT purchase 1200 balloons. When Dylan arrived to youth group and discovered this betrayal, I figured it couldn’t hurt to ask Julie Amshey if kids min had “a few” balloons that we might be able to put in Eric’s office. As luck would have it, our supply closet had well over 1200 balloons, AND a powered balloon inflator.
I could describe the chaos that ensued, but pictures are always better.
After transporting an entire bed sheet full of balloons to Eric’s office, we settled down for some prayer, and jumped into Colossians 3 to talk about worshiping with our lives! Sometimes it’s easy to forget that worship is more than just singing, but the Bible tells us that showing compassion, being kind, humble, gentle and patient are all ways that we can worship God.
We spent some time reflecting on what we are passionate about (or “obsessed” with) to see if we might accidentally be worshiping something other than God. The objects of our worship are things that we tend to make sacrifices for, and the only worthy object is God.
We broke into our small groups for debrief time and did our best to think of practical ways that we can worship God intentionally, even if that looks like blowing up balloons to prank our pastor :)
Next week we will be jumping into a new series on the Holy Spirit! We’ll focus on who He is and how He guides us!
Have a wonderful week