Here’s a conclusion we’ve come to as a leadership team- and one we want you to embrace as you begin 2017: whatever we do, it needs to be fun. If it’s not, we don’t want to give our weekends and evenings to it. We’re certain you agree. Life is too short.
Here's why: the Gospel of freedom is good news, and good news is fun!
Leonard Sweet writes, “Grace is what makes the Gospel ‘good news’ and not merely good sense, good deal, good deeds, good counsel, good things, good company, good works, good taste, good reason, good form, good policy, good politics...”
Get this: one third of the Kingdom of God is joy. Romans 14:17 says, “For the kingdom of God is... righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (NIV). Get that. One third. Righteousness. Peace. Joy. A third of the Kingdom!
If we asked you the attributes of God, you would likely list things like Holy, Love, Just, Righteous......