THIS WEEK (Grade 6-8)
Lookin Good Christmas Party
+ Just Like Jesus
We continue our look at being Just Like Jesus
+ dress up for our Christmas Party! Put on your best clothes
and come eat food and play Christmas games!
Wednesday December 19, 2012
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Church of the Rock
(We offer have a Cafe that offers food/drink for purchase)
** No Threshold Jr Dec. 26 or Jan. 2 **
Saturday. Jan 5 –
Threshold Jr Winter Fun Day @ Harbor View
Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Meet at COTR at Noon. Pickup at 4:00 p.m. at COTR.
Skating/Tobogganing/Broomball/Fun in the snow!
Bring skates/sleds/warm clothes
Skate rental available for $5.50/hour
Hot Chocolate will be available. Hot food can be purchased at Café.
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?
- If you had a speed camera like that on your way to school, would you drive slower?
- Do you think its better to punish people for bad behavior or reward them for good behavior?
- 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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