By: Dr. Michael Gardner
The KC Chiefs play in the AFC playoffs next Saturday, beating the Colts at Arrowhead last Sunday, even in the snows. Despite the commentators switching their prediction to the Colts, the Chiefs won offensively and defensively all the way!
Not everyone won the “Battle of Snowmageddon.” Churches cancelled services, including Old Mission. Many members and staff were seeking shelter due to the major power outages in our area caused by trees and major branches being down.
Several Shawnee Mission Schools also are without power on Monday morning, but thanks to busy road crews and the valiant efforts of the power companies to restore power to many places, people, including your Church staff, are back at work today.
Plans have changed a little, due to the snow, but we are moving on with the work of God - it takes more than a little snow (or a lot) to deter the work God’s Kingdom. Our new worship series will begin this coming Sunday, January 20 instead of last week.
The series is called “small things BIG Difference!” I’ll be teaching about small, manageable changes that can result in big dividends in our lives. I learned a concept a few years ago from Craig Groeschel that really spoke to me. He says this, “It’s often the small things that no one sees that result in the big things that everyone wants.”
That’s a different approach than we usually take – when we want change, we want it now. But big plans often become a burden or frustrate us, if or more likely when, we can’t fulfill them. But simple things like choosing our words, training our thoughts, or taking a small step in a new direction can add up to long-term change over time.
I hope to see you at Old Mission this Sunday at 8:30, 9:45 or 11am for the first message, from Luke 10:38-42, “Your One Thing.”
If you would like to revisit a past "Beyond Believing" article, please refer to the archive.