“Jesus Changes Everything!” is our theme for Easter 2017.
Join us at 9am or 10:45am
I can’t think of a more meaningful service of the year than our Good Friday Service. CIL will have a time of worship on Friday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m. I invite you to come as a family as we remember Jesus’ death and sacrifice for us. Service will last less than an hour and we will take communion as a church. Join me and my family in honor of Jesus to begin this special weekend.
This Sunday is Easter. CIL leaders have been working on the building and property for quite some time to get ready for this Sunday. We will set out extra chairs, schedule more greeters, and print more Reviews. When all of us show up on the same Sunday like we do each Easter, it creates quite a buzz.
Many will buy a new outfit, the worship team will practice more than usual, and I will feel a bit more pressure to nail the sermon. There will be a fresh energy – a delightful mixture of cultural tradition and spiritual practice. We do all of this because
Jesus is worth it! Jesus is more than worthy of this tradition, effort, and love.
I look forward to seeing you at either 9am or 10:45am this Resurrection Sunday!
On Sunday we dedicated new communion tables to the Lord. Aubrey McGowan and Brian Gregory did an outstanding job creating the communion table for CIL. The table of the Lord is a symbol of our historical roots, the presence of God with us now, and the future reign of Christ when He fully asserts His kingdom. This table is made of wood from a Nashville sycamore tree.
If you are even slightly interested in what Union University has to offer adult learners and dual enrollment high school students, visit the Hendersonville campus this Tuesday evening (April 4) to discover opportunities to grow academically in a Christian environment. I heartily recommend!
A couple of years ago I did a sermon series on Christian community called “Bowling Together” – a title based off the famous sociology book called “Bowling Alone.”
On Friday night, I actually went bowling with guys in my small group. More stories to come . . . but, it is true – IT IS much better to bowl together.