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4 Reasons to Bring Someone to Church this Sunday!

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I woke up this morning so excited about Sunday! Here are 5 reasons to bring someone to Freedom Church this weekend!!!

1.  We are kicking off a brand new series entitled “Small Is The New Big”. The start of a series is a GREAT time to invite your friends and family. This series is going to be a great one! Many have big dreams. Big ideas. Big ambitions. But big has to start somewhere. In this series, we’re going to discover why it’s the little things in our lives that speak louder than we realize. So get ready to think big – by starting small.

2.  People far from God are going to experience life in Christ!  This weekend is going to be life-changing for MANY people. Don’t let the people you love miss out! Actually, don’t let anyone miss out.

3.  Summer Slam is this weekend!  The parking lot at both locations will be filled with inflatables, a petting zoo, rock climbing wall, a water slide, food, and more!!! You can get all the details here…

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4.  Because being a bringer is what we do.  Seriously. I believe in the power of an invitation. One invite may be all it takes to see someone’s life changed forever. Kids get new parents, parents get new kids, husbands get new wives, wives get new husbands – all because of what Jesus does in their life as a result of a simple invitation to attend church.

Let’s go!!! Can’t wait to see you and those you are bringing with you on Sunday in Acworth (9, 10:15, 11:45, 5PM) or Kennesaw (10:15). 

Free Event for Your Family!

SummerSlam

The summer is moving quickly and if you have kids then so is your money! You are probably on the lookout for free fun events for your family and #FKSummerSlam has you covered.

This Sunday, July 12th after the last morning Worship Experience at both Freedom Church locations the parking lot will be filled with inflatables, a petting zoo, rock climbing wall, a water slide, food, and more!!!

If you live near Acworth then #FKSummerSlam will take place from 1:00p-3:00p (36111 Cobb Parkway, Acworth 30101)

If you live near Kennesaw then #FKSummerSlam will take place from 11:30-1:30 (690 N. Booth Road, Kennesaw 30144)

This event is open to the entire community whether you have ever attended Freedom Church or not AND if you have never attended Freedom Church – then come be our VIP for the day by attending one of our Worship Experiences before or after #FKSummerSlam!

The Acworth location times are 9, 10:15, 11:45, and 5PM
The Kennesaw location meets at 10:15. 

We can’t wait to see you and your family this weekend!

July 4th Weekend Schedule

Happy July 4th Weekend!

This Sunday we are closing out our “What I Know Now” series in a powerful way at both of our campuses. No matter what your plans are this weekend – we have a time and location for you.

The holiday schedule looks like this…

Acworth at 10:15, 11:45, and 5PM (There will be no 9AM Worship Experience this week only)

Kennesaw at 10:15

It’s going to be a great day for the whole family and those you are bringing with you this weekend.

Join us for what is guaranteed to be a fantastic day.

Sanity, the Supreme Court, & Same-Sex Marriage

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The Supreme Court has made the decision to legalize Same-Sex Marriage.

Some celebrate while others mourn.

Even though I am a Pastor I do not believe that the sky is falling. I’ve read correctly from numerous sources that the Church can’t expect the world not to act like the world. Because our country is not governed by a theocracy (a system of government in which priests rule in the name of God), it should come as no surprise that this decision has been made. Those against the Supreme Court’s decision must remember that the Supreme Court did not open their Bibles and debate Romans 1, 1 Corinthians 6, or 1 Timothy 1 when making the decision at hand.

The question followers of Jesus need to answer now is not “what do we think about the Supreme Court’s decision” (that ship has sailed and it’s not coming back). The question we need to answer is what are we as followers of Jesus (on both sides of the fence) going to do now.

I see two huge opportunities. The first is clear.

Matthew 25 :35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ 37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

What followers of Jesus should do now is hopefully what followers of Jesus have been doing all along. We should love our neighbors like Jesus did and as He instructed us to do. ALL OF THEM. If you have a rainbow covered profile picture on Facebook you need to know that Jesus loves those that wouldn’t think of such a thing. If you wouldn’t think of having a rainbow covered profile picture then you need to know that Jesus loves those that do. Not only that, He desires to instigate a relationship with ALL people and He has chosen us to be the mouthpiece to share that good news.

The second is more challenging because people tend to pick sides. Therefore, those that are not for same-sex marriage or who believe homosexuality to be a sin – are labeled as homophobic & against gay people. That’s not necessarily true. Those who are part of the LGBT community or who are for same-sex marriage are automatically labeled as enemies of God and on their way to hell. That’s not necessarily true either.

Bishop T.D. Jakes recently said…

“I think that sex between two people of the same sex is condemned in the Scriptures, and as long as it is condemned in the Scriptures, I don’t get to say what I think. I get to say what the Bible says.” I’m not anti-gay, I’m not anti-anything. I don’t want to be known by what I’m against.” He goes on do say, “I don’t have to agree with you to love you. I don’t dislike anybody. I love everybody.”

 

I agree with that completely. If you don’t – that is okay. Agreement is not a prerequisite to kindness and we can disagree without disrespect. I will still love you and I trust that you can still love me. The question is can we love our neighbors and are you willing to take the faith steps necessary to stop pontificating about what you think and start doing what Jesus did. Jesus loved and pursued a relationship with people. I pray you and I will do the same. As I saw someone write on Twitter recently, “You can’t hate a people and reach a people at the same time.” That’s true no matter how you feel about same-sex marriage.

What my family and the Freedom Church family will do now is the same thing that we did then. We will love people and we will point people to the good news of Jesus Christ. If you are a follower of Jesus then I trust that regardless of your position that you want the gospel to win in our country and around the world. That can’t happen if we get distracted from our mission. God is in control. He is trustworthy. Let’s move forward!