Pastor Jim – Invest In Eternity
Today the gates opened for the Minnesota State Fair. Some say it is the best fair – bar none, in the United States.
I would guess our neighbors to the immediate South might disagree because they call their fair the greatest gathering as well!
There is something special about almost 2 million people gathering over a 12-day period. Walking the streets of the fair grounds brings back many fond memories of my childhood. I used to love going to the fair with my best friends Tim and Steve. We would save our money throughout the year just to use at this great event.
The rides were fun and the games and arcade area always proved to be exciting. But what I liked the most was walking the cattle and horse barns. As a city kid, to be able to get within feet of these huge animals always caused my heart to miss a few beats!
In a similar manner, we as a people gather each Sunday to celebrate the greatest man to ever walk the face of the earth.
We gather together to worship the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. It truly can be the “Greatest Moment” of our lives! Who knows, your heart may even miss a few beats on a Sunday morning as Jesus passes by and touches you!
I want to encourage you as we head into the new school year, make the Sunday morning church gathering a priority for you and your family.
Starting September 13th, the new Sunday School quarter starts for kids and adults. We have great teachers and topics ready to encourage us in our spiritual walk!
This Sunday, we will conclude our summer series with the topic of “DIY INVESTOR”.
We will not be talking about money as much as we will be talking about people. Investing in people is one of the greatest payoffs in life!
I hope you can make it this Sunday. And bring a friend, who knows, it could change them for eternity!
Photo Taken July 5, 2005 by Donovan Govan. Used by Permission through WikiMedia Commons License.