Good Friday Links
On Wednesday night, we packed into Highland Park to hear 7millennials each take 7minutes and expound on one of the 7 last sayings of Jesus on the Cross. This is my take on the night. Most of us spend our time going through (some say slogging) our routines. If we let them (or maximize them) our routines ready us for the moments when doors of opportunity open. Those in the sanctuary Wednesday night witnessed the preparation of 7millennials meet up with their opportunity. They were on fire. They were excellent. And shoutout to the millennial choir, they were fired up and excellent too. Every now and then there is a shift, on Wednesday night a shift took place.
In a move towards racial reconciliation, Pastor Dennis Rouse of Victory World Church in Atlanta has initiated One to address race. One of his initial efforts on this road was foot washing. Listen to Pastor Rouse and view him washing the feet of young African American Men.
Do you dress up for Easter Sunday? I believe in the dress up and the new suit, but I pause at the hat. If I had my mother's head I'd be all over it, people tell me I got my dad's head. Which means unless I have a hat stretched to a size I won't mention a hat will give me a massive headache. Nevertheless, I do love church hats and the people who make them.
During this weekend of reflection and the glory of new beginnings if you are unaware of your spiritual gifts this inventory will assess your strengths. Go forth and share your gifts someone is waiting.
In the photo above, Millennial Squad 2017 l-r Joseph Bennett, Princena Simpkins, Justin Spencer, Kendra Beard, Ramsi L Gilbert, Jordan Dent & Carl Felton, III photo: Rev. Shelia Dent