Samples of the Savior
March 31 – April 1, 2007
How many of you guys have ever been to Canton, Texas before? Canton, Texas, the largest flea market in the world. I was in Canton a while back with Lisa. I had to get in touch with my feminine side because about 90 percent of the people who show up to Canton are women.
It’s interesting to watch women push these shopping carts at a NASCAR type pace, and we were there in August so it was happening in triple degree Texas heat; yet, had a spring in their step and a smile on their face as they cruised up and down the aisles of Canton.
We’d shopped for several hours and we wanted to beat the lunch crowd so we looked for the food court. I use the phrase food court liberally because the food court in Canton was simply a bunch of picnic tables strategically located in the shade around these restaurants. We ordered some grilled chicken sandwiches.
We were sitting down at the picnic tables eating and while we were making the most of our meal a woman from the restaurant, from the chicken sandwich restaurant, began to walk up to us and she was trying to serve us samples of the food we were already eating. And we laughed and we said, “No, no, we’re eating your food.” She goes, “Oh, okay.” She went to the next table in the shade, and the next table, the next table. She was serving and feeding the already fed.
I thought that was pretty hilarious. And then Lisa and I were talking and we were like, “Why doesn’t she just walk out from the shade into the sunlight? Why doesn’t she give samples to people who are shopping, to all the people who obviously hadn’t eaten yet? That’s kind of strange because maybe that would lure them into the food court and ultimately they could munch on some chicken sandwiches, too.” Kind of odd.
Isn’t it true that’s the problem with the church? Isn’t it true that’s the challenge of the church? We’re so busy serving samples to the picnic people. We’re so busy serving samples to the already fed that we’re missing the adventure and the excitement of moving out from the shade into the heat and serving the bread to the people who are shopping. Shopping for a savior.
In John chapter 6, verse 35 Jesus said, “I am the bread of life.” The church is a table. Thus, it should serve up the food, the bread of life, in the most creative and compelling way possible.
A church should never be boring. If a church is boring, don’t blame God; blame the people who are leading it because the question should not be, “How should my church become creative?” It should be, “What are the blockades that are keeping it from unleashing the kind of innovation that God desires?” Because we’re made in the image of our creative creator, thus, we should be the most creative people on the planet, especially when believers get together, creativity should be off the chain.
The church is a table, right? And we should serve the bread of life in a creative and compelling way. I guess because I’m the pastor here of this table, of this church I’m sitting here, I’m the dude with the food. And this first chair, a healthy church, an Acts chapter 2 biblically functioning community, should be full of people who are far away from God. People who haven’t stepped over the line of faith yet, people who haven’t opened the doors of their lives to invite Christ to come in.
About a third of the church should be in this chair. It took me a while to figure that out. It took me a while to see that Jesus was all about that.
Years ago it happened to me, and it really freaked me out because a guy came up to me after church. He goes “Ed, man, I want you to know that was a hell of a service.” I said, “What?!” He said, “That was a hell of a service.” And I almost wanted to say, “Hey man watch your language,” but I stopped myself because as I heard this guy and listened to his story, he was sitting in that chair.
Someone had invited him, he walked through the doors of Fellowship Church and he had no idea about the whole situation. A third of the church should be those who are far away from God.
Another third of church should be those who are baby believers, those people whose faith is fresh. A third should be in this ‑‑ in this chair.
Now the other chair should be full of the people who are mature, who are deep, who are full court followers of Christ, who can go coast to coast. If these people are doing what they should be doing, they’re inviting their friends who are far away from God to the table, they’re walking through the doors of the church, they’re sitting at the table, they’re feeding on the bread of life, and you have this gorgeous ecosystem going on. You have a balanced table.
So a third should be far away from God, a third should be brand new believers, a third should be those who are mature followers of Christ.
In Luke chapter 15 Jesus tells the stories of three different situations. The first situation he talks about is a shepherd who is searching for his sheep. You see, he had these sheep and he was missing one and Jesus said the shepherd stopped everything, he dropped everything just to go search for that one sheep that was lost.
Then he talks about a woman who lost a coin. She shut everything down to find the coin. Then he talks about a father who lost his son and how the son was found. Jesus said the sheep was found, the coin was found, the son was found and then back to back, I’m talking about the ultimate trifecta, Jesus said, “You know what, a party was thrown when something that was lost was found.”
It’s the only time Jesus told three stories back to back about the same thing. Something that was lost was found. Luke chapter 15, read your bible.
In Luke chapter 19 we have Jesus talking to Zacchaeus. It’s about tax time, right? Zacchaeus was the IRS on steroids. He was a Jew working for the Roman government, ripping his people off, people hated him. He wanted to see, scripture says, who Jesus was and open your bibles to the book of Luke chapter 19 verse 1 because it says in the first several verses that Jesus was just passing through Jericho.
Now he told the story in Luke 15 of the three things that were lost and then they found and now he’s talking to someone who was lost as a goose. He’s passing through, the bible says, Jericho. Where was he going? Well he was going to Jerusalem. He was going to die on the cross for your sins and mine. He was going to resurrect from the dead. That’s what he was doing. That’s what he was thinking.
So as he’s walking through Jericho, and remember we’re just passing through, aren’t we? Christ was passing through Jericho. We’re just passing through. I’m just passing through life, so are you. I’m going to live forever, so are you. We’re all going to live forever and ever and ever. What we do here determines where we will spend our hereafter and we’re just passing through.
So as Jesus is walking through Jericho, he knows there’s this guy there named Zacchaeus. And he gives us some background on this guy because Zacchaeus was hated, he was despised, he was short, he had a poor vertical jump and the bible says he was trying to see who Jesus was but he couldn’t because of the crowds. I thought that was interesting, the crowds.
Do you ever feel like your life is kind of crowded? How many people want to see Jesus in your life and mine and we’re so busy, we’re just so crowded, over stimulated, over committed, over the top that people have a hard time seeing Jesus and Zacchaeus wanted to see Jesus.
How many people are in your life right now and they’re desperate because they want to see Jesus? They are shopping for a savior, they want to see Jesus and God has put you there. And who knows, you might be the only Jesus they will ever see. That’s pretty heavy, isn’t it?
You go to the coffee shop, you play golf, you are at the office, on the team, in the classroom. Where’s your Jericho? Who is your Zacchaeus?
The bible says that Zacchaeus was pretty smart. He ran ahead of Jesus and climbed the sycamore tree; I call it the seek‑him‑more tree. He climbed that tree because he knew that Jesus was going to pass by and if you notice scripture, there’s going to be a beautiful collision between the life of Jesus and the life of Zacchaeus because Jesus, as he was walking by the spot stopped, and scripture says he looked up and I love this, he called Zacchaeus by name. He had never met Zacchaeus before. He said, “Zacchaeus.”
Now you might be here and you’re going, “Man this church is pretty big. I mean, it’s a pretty nice size church and you mean God knows my name? You mean Jesus knows my name?” Yes, He knows your name. Scripture says He knows the number of hairs on your head even though it’s receding, but there are doctors who can take care of that, right? He knows us that much.
Jesus called Zacchaeus by name he said, “Zacchaeus I’m going to come to your house,” and read it with me, “Jesus came to the place he looked up and saw him and said, ‘Zacchaeus make haste,’ ” that means come down, “ ‘for today I’m coming over to your house.’ ” Well it keeps going, verse 6, “So Zacchaeus made haste, he came down the tree and he received him joyfully.”
So Zacchaeus opened the door of his house physically and invited Christ in. He sat down and broke bread with Jesus. Right here, this is the first power lunch ever recorded in history.
This text, though metaphorically is like Revelation chapter 3 verse 20, Revelation chapter 3, verse 20. Not Revelations, it’s Revelation. Revelation chapter 3 verse 20. It’s like this whole situation with Zacchaeus, that beautiful collision. Revelation 3 verse 20, “ ‘Here I am,’ Jesus said. ‘I stand at the door and knock. If anyone, anybody, hears my voice and opens the door I’ll come in and eat with him and he with me.’ ”
So you have the door and you’ve got the table. Jesus said in John chapter 10, verse 9, “I am the door.” I said earlier Jesus said in John chapter 6, verse 35, “I am the bread of life.” When Zacchaeus opened the door of his house physically to Jesus on a deeper level, he was opening the door of his heart, right? As he sat down and broke bread with the bread of life, I’m sure Jesus was talking to him back and forth and sharing with him and Zacchaeus, as he began to absorb the words and open the door of his life to Christ, he probably said “Wow, I’m locking eyes with the bread of life.”
The church is a table, thus it should serve the food in a creative and compelling way, but to get to the table, right, you’ve got to walk through the door. Usually you’ve got to walk through a door to get to the table, to sit down at the table, and to break bread.
Jesus said, “I am the door.” What’s the door for? What’s the door for? A door demands a response. We need to cross the threshold of the door to get to the table and to dine on the bread of life.
I have an opportunity to travel a lot. Just recently I’ve been to Seattle, I spoke there several times. I’ve been to Lakeland, Florida. I spoke at a University there. That was cool. Then I went to the southeast. I was in South Carolina, spoke there several times. Then several days ago I was in St. Louis doing some speaking, and I usually talk to a lot of leaders about a lot of things, but one of my favorite things to talk about, of course, is an Acts 2 prevailing creative church.
And usually I will talk about the table because the table, man, that’s where it’s at because we serve the food in a creative and compelling way. We’re giving samples of the savior, the bread of life to masses of humanity filing by, and we need to walk through the door to get to the table. And, I will describe these chairs to leaders, and I’ll talk about the different chairs and the ecosystem.
And invariably after I finish talking, and this has happened to me for years and years and years, leaders—men and women—will come up to me and they’ll go, “Hey Ed, you know what? There was a chair that you talked about and this chair is the chair that challenges me. Sometimes it messes me up. Man, what do I do with that other chair, like the fifth chair??
Well, there’s only four chairs up there, but there’s a fifth chair that I haven’t talked about that is the most challenging chair, in a lot of ways, at the table. Just hold on a second and I will show you what I’m talking about. This chair is the chair that the men and women talk to me about. It’s the highchair. I mean the I‑chair, highchair, I‑chair.
These leaders will go, “Ed, man these highchair people are about to wear me out. These whiners, these people who are so selfish, they’re about to mess me up.”
You know, we live in the belt buckle of the Bible belt, correct, Dallas/Fort Worth? I didn’t want to come up to Dallas 17 years ago and help start Fellowship Church. “Too many churches here,” I said. “I will never go to Dallas/Fort Worth,” I said. Don’t ever say never. Don’t ever do that, especially in God’s economy.
I found there are a lot of people far away from God here, but Dallas/Fort Worth, man; it’s got a lot of restaurants. I read the other day we have a colossal collection of restaurants. I also read that we’re one of the most obese cities in North America. Could there be a correlation, restaurants/obesity? I don’t know, maybe. There are a lot of spiritual restaurants here too, a lot of spiritual restaurants and a lot obese Christians here in Dallas.
I think they’re Christians, but just people who are fat. I’m talking about highchair people. I used to think these people were just in Dallas but, man, now they’re all over North America. They sit in the I‑chair, I mean highchair and they go, “Wah, it’s all about me. I want it. I just want to be fed. I want a church to serve me.” And their bible belt is on its last hole and their spiritual pot bellies are so big they eclipse their feet. They can’t even think about serving. Wah. How screwed up is that?
Have you ever heard someone say, “I’m looking for a church to feed me.”? Man, what are they smoking? We don’t look for a church to serve us, we look for a place to serve. But see, here’s the thing about the Christian life that messed me up a long time ago. Here’s what I found out about maturity. Here’s what I found out about this chair. If you want to go and grow, we feed on the word of God.
We feed on the bread of life and it gives us the energy and octane to push away and serve, and while we get outside of ourselves, guess what? That is when we mature. That is when we grow. We don’t grow over here in the highchair crying and moaning and complaining.
The leaders come up to me—the men and women. They did it in Seattle, they did it in Lakeland, Florida, they did it in Columbia, South Carolina, they did it several days ago in St. Louis. They go, “Ed, what do we do?” Because here is the lynch pin of the deal. A lot of leaders, at this point because the crying is so loud, it’s so disruptive to them, they sometimes will turn their backs on the table and just worry about the highchair people. “I’ll take care of you, I’ll feed you, I’ll change, I will lean the whole thing just to satisfy you.”
But when we do that, we’re flipping off our community and telling them to go to hell, aren’t we? “Don’t ever,” I tell leaders, “don’t ever turn your back on the table.” I love babies. I love the whiners. I love people who say all that stuff.
But I love them enough to say, “You know what? You’re taking up space here at Fellowship Church. We need your seat. Go to another church in the area that’s a highchair church, and you can hang out with all the highchair people. And you can examine your navel and take the lint out of your navel and your neighbor’s navel. And you can study the bible and feed on the bible and it’s not going to change you because you don’t want to change and serve and get off your butt, but you can do that so just, in love, go to another church.”
And when I say that to them it’s like, “Wow, I can do that?” Yeah, you can do that. Love everybody. I love the highchair people, but they need to go to their own deal. But these highchair people can mess you up because they’ll try to mess you up and then they’ll kind of go to this chair and then they’ll go to this chair right here, and then they’ll really, really screw up this chair.
They’ll keep people from coming to the table. We’re not going to have it here at Fellowship Church. We’re not going to go there. We’ve said no to that for 17 years. If you want a dead church, if you want a church for the already convinced, if you want a stained glass fortress, if you want us four and no more, if you want a holy huddle, if you want people flipping off the community and telling them to go to hell using Christian knees, go somewhere else, but don’t come here.
That’s why Jesus said, if you’ll keep reading here in Luke chapter 19, the last verse, verse 10, Jesus says something that totally trashed me. He said, “The Son of Man has come to seek and save that which is lost.” He didn’t say, “The Son of Man came to sit and soak and get fat.” No, he said, “The Son of Man has come to seek and save that which was lost.”
Now put your name, like I’ve done, in the slot where the Son of Man is. Is that true about you? Is that true about me? Wow, that’s stepping on my toes here. But if you look up in Luke chapter 19 verses 7 through 10, look at verse 7, the highchair people attacked Jesus, didn’t they? But when they saw it, let me stop. They saw it? What do you mean ‘it’? They saw Jesus hanging out with Zacchaeus.
My father has been in the ministry for like 50 years. He’s spoken to a lot of people and just the other day, in fact I brought this up recently in one of our messages. He was telling me just the other day that when he travels around the world, he always asks Christian leaders this question. He goes, “Name the characteristics of Jesus.” And they’ll go “Grace and forgiveness and mercy and salvation.” All of these beautiful things about Jesus.
Dad said, though, they always forget to talk about the number one phrase that Christ was tagged with. Are you ready? A friend of sinners. Say it with me [audience joins in], a friend of sinners. Because right here, but when they saw it, the highchair people, wah wah, they all complained saying, “He’s gone to be the guest of a sinner.” Wow.
And then of course Zacchaeus, after this power lunch, he had this power encounter, he walks out and goes, “Man I’ve changed, Christ has changed my life.” And if you’ll read there, he’s starting to call Jesus, Lord. Did you see the change? At first it’s Jesus, now he’s calling him Lord. Man, that’s deep, isn’t it? Jesus is Lord. He’s number one. He’s calling the shots.
Zacchaeus goes, “Hey I give all my possessions, man, to you Jesus. It’s all about you” And then he goes, “Half of them, I’ll transfer to the poor, and you know, if I ripped anyone off, I will pay you back four fold.” And salvation came to that house.
Now, if you keep reading in Luke chapter 19, Jesus moves from Jericho to Jerusalem because today is Palm Sunday, right? He jumped on the back of a donkey. He entered the door of Jerusalem. All of his followers were thinking about comfort, yeah, convenience, yeah.
Jesus was thinking about discomfort. He was thinking about chaos because he knew what was going to happen. Several days later after the triumphal entry, if you read in Luke chapter 22, Jesus finds himself at a table, right? He’s sitting at a table breaking bread and he takes a glass of wine. He said, “This wine represents my blood that I’m going to spill. It’s like the new covenant.”
It totally goes over the disciples’ heads. They were like, “what?” Then he said, “This bread, you know, it’s my body.” The table, the bread of life, the door. Jesus said in John chapter 10, verse 9, “I am the door.”
Let’s just go back to our lives again because who are the Zacchaeuses hanging from those seek‑him‑more trees? So many are just one invitation away from having this life transformation.
Over the next several days people will give the things of God a major shot in their lives. People will give Jesus a shot because they’re thinking about their life. They’re shopping; they don’t know it, for a savior. They don’t realize it, but that’s the desire. That’s why they’re moving from this to that, from that relationship to another.
We have an opportunity, don’t we, to invite them to Fellowship. So, as we open the doors of Fellowship Church over the next several days here and in Miami and in North Dallas and Downtown and Tarrant County, who are you going to bring through the doors of this church to sit at the table? Maybe a family member, I don’t know. Maybe a friend, maybe a teammate. Someone that God has put in your path, a Zacchaeus person.
God right now is bringing those names to your heart and to your mind. I know he is. Some of you are going “Well Ed, man, you don’t understand brother, I’m in this chair.” Well maybe he’s bringing you up too. Maybe he’s doing that.
Easter weekend, I’m going to kick off a series about the doors. I’m going to talk about what the door is for because so many people in this room and so many people that we will invite through the doors to Fellowship over the next several days are thinking about opening one door or closing another door.
Some of you are thinking about opening a door and it can have devastating results in your life. And you’re thinking about it right now and no one knows it but you. Others of you are thinking about a door and if you walk through this door, your destiny can be changed forever. It’s just going to be ‑‑ it will be off the chain living for you.
So if you’re thinking about a door, if you’re contemplating walking through the threshold of the door, don’t do it, push the pause button, don’t do it until you give us at least three or four weeks here at Fellowship as we talk about, what is the door for? What door should you open and what door should you close?
Now so many people, so many Zacchaeuses in your life are in the same position. Maybe you feel like, “You know what? The door has been slammed in my face. Is there hope for me? This person that I know at the office, I mean, they’re totally behind this door, they’re opening this door or that door.”
What’s the door for? Jesus is not a door. He is the door, and he wants to be your door and their door. What are you going to do? Are you going to stay in the shade and feed the already fed? Are you going to go from picnic table to picnic table, or are you going to step out into the heat and serve the bread of life to those people who are shopping, shopping for a savior. Let’s pray together.
[Ed prays then continues his talk]
If you’ll look at me for just a second. Everyone just look up. You know, I was thinking. So many of us already have seen the result of what I’m talking about. When you pulled into the parking lot, you saw a bunch of men and women who fed on the bread of life and they pushed away and they’re serving. You’ve seen a lot of people in the greeting ministry; a lot of people in the children’s ministry already, a lot of people in the preschool area, a lot of people who work for security.
Have you ever seen these people who are dressed in all black who take things on and off the stage? They’ve been nourished and they’ve pushed away and they’re serving. Do you want to grow? Do you want to go deep? Do you want to discover what it means to be a mature believer? Get your butt out of the highchair, out of the I‑chair and step out and serve.
One of the great ways to serve is to serve up the bread of life. It’s to get outside of yourself and invite someone, to share with someone just what God has done.
“Well, I don’t know all of the questions and the answers, Ed. I mean I don’t know the Bible?” Who cares? You have to be able to just share what’s happened to you. That’s all we do. I don’t know every answer. I still have questions that won’t be answered until I get to heaven. That doesn’t mean I park my brain at the door. I mean, it’s great to ask questions and seek answers and it begins right where you are, and right where I am and I’m telling you something, God has placed people in your life and mine that I believe can only be reached through our personalities and through our invitations.
So who has God put in your life? I don’t know. He’s put several people in my life. And speaking of that, if you’re seated on the end of a row there’s a little bag and in this bag there’s some Post‑It notes, different colors, and some pens. Make sure everybody in your row has one.
What I want you to do is to jot down a name or names of people that you want to pray for that God deposited in your spirit today, and we’re just going to pray that God would ordain conversations and invitations and that these people would come to this table for life transformations over the next several weeks beginning Easter weekend. What an opportunity to take turf for the kingdom of God and to be a part of it. Man there’s nothing like it.
So who has God placed in your life? Now, you’ll see stationed around the worship center these doors, and these are some of the names that people wrote down in the last service. I see Carmen and Mike and Rich and Bob and Rhonda and Byron and Rose and Libby. Who is God placing in your life?
So as you jot these names down, as the Holy Spirit of God leads, I want you to stand and just stick these notes on a door that is closest to you. If this is the door, great. If that’s the door, if that’s the door back there, we have doors in the balcony because, what is a door for? Jesus said, “I am the door.” And I have walked through the door and so have many of you and so my agenda, my goal is to take as many people through the door as possible.
I can’t drag them through the door. I can invite them, though. The doors of Fellowship Church are always open. Especially, though, during this Easter time. What is just really cool is how we can take advantage of this time, of the spiritual temperature, of the whole vibe of what’s going on to invite people here.
So, if you will just stand and respond and write those names and after you put them on the door, just return quietly to your seat as we continue to worship and just pray for all these names and all these people and these relationships that we all have because, the relationships are for a reason.
And as some of you are waiting for your turn, just take another glance at this table. My wife and I have a large kitchen table. It’s a round table because we have a lot of kids. We have four kids and we like to entertain a lot, and I can tell by the way Lisa prepares the food if we are having people over or not.
I mean, the meals are always great but she does it in a more thoughtful way when guests come over. And that’s what we’re about at Fellowship. Yeah, we want to serve the family and many of you are part of the Fellowship family, but also we want to be sensitive and knowledgeable of those people who are rolling in, sitting in this chair.
I have a friend of mine who is in this service, and I won’t call his name out to embarrass him, but the other day he was over at our house and he said, “Man Ed, these chairs around your kitchen table are about to wear my butt out.” And our chair is not the most comfortable chair, but I was thinking about that the other day because chairs around the table aren’t supposed to be that comfortable, you know.
You’re not supposed to lounge there, are you? You’re supposed to lounge in lounge furniture, in Lazy Boys, but these chairs are to sit in for a while. To feed and then push away and to go do the stuff. And I want to thank you Fellowship Church for doing the stuff. I want to thank you for your passion. I want to thank you for your sensitivity of moving out of the shade and going into the light as you share the samples of the Savior because Jesus said, “You know, my will, my will, my agenda is to do what the Father wants me to do.”
And that’s God’s agenda for your life and mine. It’s not just to sit, soak and get fat. It’s to seek and save that which was lost and just to have a part in changing persons forever is phenomenal.
Once it happens to you then, you know, your life is never ever the same, but basically as I always say, “We’re just a bunch of beggars telling other beggars where to find bread” because we found the source. And we’re just saying, “Hey you know what? I’ve been fed. I fed on this carbohydrate, and I want you to come, too, and experience it.”
And you know the amazing thing about scripture is that God wants to meet us right where we are. God doesn’t want you to try to clean your life up first then come to him. He wants you right where you are. So no matter how far up in a tree you think you are, or you might see a family member or friend, the doors are always, always open and welcome at Fellowship Church.
We love everybody because we’re all sinners, and we’re just again simply beggars telling beggars where to find the food source. But, I want you to be in prayer for all of us, because I’ll be in prayer for you. Not only as we invite our friends and family to Fellowship during the Easter time, but also be in prayer for us because this series about the doors, I think, can really be life changing, and there are so many people who are contemplating closing certain doors and opening certain doors.
And we’re going to be talking about those doors, because what is the door for? That is the question, what is the door for? So you respond and continue to put those names on the door as God directs and as God leads.
As we prepare to receive our offering you can continue to come put names on the board. Dex is going to sing a song that is really the heartbeat of Fellowship and more importantly, I believe is the heart beat of Jesus, especially against the backdrop of Luke 15, Luke 19 and Luke 22.
It’s called, “Come Just As You Are,” and that’s what the gospel is all about so just prepare your hearts and your minds to participate in this time of offering. You know when we tithe we’re simply returning back to God what is already His. It’s not like we’re giving because everything we have is God’s.
So I just encourage you to do that and to watch God just bless and act and move in your life like you’ve never seen before.
Thanks Dex. You know, we’re going to take all of these names and put them in our chapel, and our chapel will be open for prayer during this week leading up to Easter. Our chapel is on the second floor over in the CCC building, the Creative Communications Center, or you can say Complex. So just ask someone where the chapel is and it will be open for prayer.
Also, too, when you leave, we’re going to give you these cool cards that say Fellowship Church Easter so as you’re walking through your Jericho and see Zacchaeuses from the seek‑him‑more tree this can be a good excuse, a good thing so you can say “Hey, come to Fellowship Church.”
It lists all our service times. Our service times vary and the services are all identical. That means they’re the same service. Friday, April 6th, at 6:00 p.m. that’s the first one. Saturday, April 7th, 5:00 and 6:30. Sunday we have three. Now the first service is at 8:30 a.m. by the lake.
Now the lakeside service, we kicked that off last year. That was phenomenal. That was my most favorite service. We had just a great, great time out there by the lake. The next one is at 10:00 and that’s inside. And 11:30, that’s also inside.
“Well, what if it’s raining or whatever?” We will move the lake service from the outside to the inside, okay? That’s what we will do. Also, too, if you’ll check our website out, FellowshipChurch.com, you can’t miss that. It’s on the side of the building. It will tell you all the other campus service times. Our campus Downtown and Alliance and Plano, and if you will be in beautiful Miami Beach, Florida, you can experience Easter there, as well.
Make sure to drop by the chapel if you can for a time of prayer and give these cards out. Let me see, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. Eight pack of cards. You can’t beat that, can you?
Well hey, I will look forward to seeing you next weekend, and I thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for getting out of the shade and into the heat.
I thank you for sharing samples of the bread of life to so many, many people. So let’s go out there and get them. I’m looking forward to just a great, great time of worship over the next several weeks. Remember, what is the door for? We will start kicking that around next weekend. I will see you.