Threshold – Dec 21, 2012

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THIS WEEK (Grade 9-12)

Why Jesus is the Better Gift?
This week at Threshold is our Christmas Formal!!

Dressing up optional.
We will be having hot food, eggnog, and
Christmas games in The Cage after small groups.

Friday December 21, 2012
7:11 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Church of the Rock
Cost: FREE
(We do have a Cafe that offers food/drink for purchase)


** No Threshold Friday Dec 28 **

Friday, January 4, 2013
Why the Holy Spirit is the Better New Years Resolution?
Because it’s a new year we will be doing small groups in a new way! 

Hang out time in the cage after small groups.

Friday January 4, 2013
7:11 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Church of the Rock
Cost: FREE


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The Speed Camera Lottery


Fun, Happiness

Matthew 5:3-10

Discussion starter
Can we actually get people to obey the speed limit for fun? What an interesting question! Apparently, in this small case, the answer is “Yes.” This concept, that people will change their habits if its fun, makes me think about other ways people might modify their behavior? Like, if it were fun would people work out more? Would they do their homework if it were fun? Would they do their own laundry if it were fun?

What about going to the dentist for fun? OK, that’s too far.

In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus talks about a similar concept. In the beatitudes, Matthew 5:3-10, Jesus uses the word blessed over and over again. Another translation for the word “blessed” is “happy.” Jesus emphasizes that if you truly want to be happy in life you will do these things. Go ahead, read that passage substituting the word blessed for happy and see how that sounds to your ear.

Kind of like having fun by not speeding, right?

3 Questions

  1. If you had a speed camera like that on your way to school, would you drive slower?
  2. Do you think its better to punish people for bad behavior or reward them for good behavior?
  3. Which one of Jesus’ beatitudes just sounds impossible with the word “happy” in front of it?

Chew on This
If Jesus says that doing the right thing will lead to happiness, how come doing the right thing isn’t always fun?


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Church of the Rock
1397 Buffalo Place Winnipeg, MB R3T 1L6
Phone: (204)261-0070 or 1-877-700-ROCK (7625)
Email: (Jason Peters)

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