On Nov 28, 2010 we kicked off our Advent Conspiracy movement with an energetic message from Tom Fenske, who encouraged us to “Worship Fully”.
WHISPERS, SUITCASES AND MOVIE TRAILERS
DID YOU HEAR WE DIDN’T LAND ON THE MOON?
In a culture of cynicism, hope is the ultimate revolution.
“Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, ‘Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him.’” Matt. 2:1-2
Consumption prevents us from connecting.
Guilt prevents us from giving.
Fear prevents us from having facination.
Exhaustion prevents us from experiencing joy.
Love means releasing control.
“Then Herod called for a private meeting with the wise men, and he learned from them the time when the star first appeared. Then he told them, ‘Go to Bethlehem and search carefully for the child. And when you find him, come back and tell me so that I can go and worship him, too!’” Matt. 2:7-8
LOVE IS THE BEST BUY
Love is more risky but worth so much more.
“After this interview the wise men went their way. And the star they had seen in the east guided them to Bethlehem. It went ahead of them and stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were filled with joy! They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” Matt. 2:9-11