It's back-to-school time, and a while back I took a virtual trip back to school when I found some of my old college notebooks and began reading. Some of it I immediately grasped, and some of it came back with a bit of thought, but a disturbingly large amount of the content was not only unfamiliar but incomprehensible. And I'm pretty sure some of the incomprehensible stuff was really important.
Something similar happens with faith. Things we once knew, things that we had mastered to some extent, things that transform life can grow unfamiliar and even seem beyond our grasp if not reviewed periodically.
Over the course of the next several weeks at Access in a new sermon series titled Rooted, pastor Julie and I will explore the core knowledge and practices at the root of Christianity. In this back-to-school season we'll re-enroll as students of Jesus and re-discover the life-transforming power of being in his presence and learning from him.
I hope you'll join us for this powerful series that begins Sunday with "Rooted in Christ." The Access band will bring us into the presence of God with awesome music, and we'll look at Jesus' teaching about how to stay connected with God and the blessings that result.
Also make sure to download a copy of this week's Rooted devotional where you'll find stories, information, and activities for adults and children that will help you go deeper with the sermon topic.
See you Sunday!
First United Methodist Church Richardson