Cool Sucks

In the church today we are enamored with cool.  We are obsessed with new and the next thing.  Pastors need to dress uber hip, wear cool glasses and have a poppin Instagram and Twitter game.  The Worship band needs to look like they’re a part of an Indie band and be slightly Emo.  And at church they better serve Verve coffee because I can’t worship Jesus with Kirkland Brand.  

 

What if God wants more for us than we are currently getting in our church gathering?  

What if God wants more from us than we are currently giving in our church gathering?

 

Teaching Notes

What are we doing here? What does a Not Ordinary Church service look like?

 

Then John’s disciples came and asked him, “How is it that we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?”Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast. No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse. Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.” Matthew 9:14-17

 

Picture #1: The WEDDING

Picture #2: The PATCH

Picture #3: The WINESKIN

 

OLD WINE SKINS NEW WINE SKINS

Ordinary Service                           Not Ordinary Service

 

OPTION                                                         PRIORITY

CONSUMER                                                 CONTRIBUTOR 

SPECTATOR                                                  PARTICIPANT 

SELF-ACTUALIZATION                             SURRENDER

 

3 Types of Church Experience:

 

  1. Energy Bar
  2. Fast Food
  3.  Potluck Dinner

APPLICATION:

 

1.Commit to ATTEND all 6 weeks of this series.

2. Prepare your HEART.

Read the Teaching Scriptures in advance
Play Awakening Spotify on the way 
Pray for God to speak to you & to speak through you

 

3. Arrive 10 minutes EARLY & stay 10 minutes AFTER.

 

4. Ask: Who can I ENCOURAGE today?

Scripture

  • Matthew 9:14-17
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