It really feels like Spring is coming, doesn’t it? That means Easter is coming! I hope you will invite some friends to join us for our special worship opportunities in Holy Week—April 14 to 21 (Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday service at 7, Good Friday at OCC, and Easter celebration on 4/21). Another sign of Easter is the annual new TV event about Jesus. This year the History Channel is showing a new four week event called “Jesus: His Life.” It starts this coming Monday, March 25 at 7 pm. It combines dramatized scenes and input from a wide variety of scholars. One of those scholars who I trust and respect, Scot McKnight, has read the scripts and heartily endorses this. Good enough for me!
As we journey through the giving of the law in Leviticus (and there is more in Numbers—but also some important story coming next week!)—I wanted to share with you 5 Questions for Using Social Media. This is a great way for us to behave in a more Christ-like way online. Here are the questions to ask yourself before you post something on the Internet:
Is it the truth?
Have I talked TO the person before I talk ABOUT the person?
Will it benefit all concerned?
Do my words reflect well of Jesus Christ?
Will I have to confess what I’ve written as a sin?
This “Christian Code of Ethics” was posted last week by Anglican Bishop Foley Beach, and is a good way for us to practice loving our neighbors better. http://www.anglicanchurch.net/?/main/page/1802
As the sun shines on you, may you feel God’s pleasure!