We’re going deep this June! Pastor Donald’s preaching series, “Not a Fan,” debuted last weekend and will run through the end of the month. Besides Pastor Donald’s wonderful sermons, we have the opportunity to dig deeper on our own via a “Not a Fan” Bible study, available on demand and free of charge to Immanuel Members through RightNow Media, but more on that later.
Both Pastor Donald’s sermon series and RightNow Media’s Bible Study are based on Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman, who wrote the book to consider the difference of being a fan of God/Jesus compared to being a follower. A fan is “an enthusiastic admirer,” who wants to be just close enough to receive the benefits of Jesus, but not have to sacrifice anything. A follower requires commitment and sacrifice. Pastor Donald delves into the concept over three weekends:
June 10/11 – D.T.R. (Define the Relationship)
Last weekend, Pastor Donald asked, “How would you define your relationship with God?” View that message…
June 17/18 – The Relationship Defined
Does your life reflect what you say you believe? Do you think you’re on the right road because of what you’ve done? Do you know Jesus and does He know you? It’s Father’s Day, so Pastor Donald will talk about the relationship between a father and child and how that relationship is tested when we don’t do what we should.
June 24/25 – Whenever. What about Now?
Are you going to follow Jesus or keep waiting to follow? Pastor Donald will talk about how we put off truly following Jesus. If you wonder what is the worst thing that could happen if you wait till tomorrow, the answer is it might never come. Saying “tomorrow” to Jesus is like hitting snooze on your alarm in the morning.
“Not A Fan” via RightNow Media
The “Not A Fan” Bible study is a collection of 6 videos, each approximately half an hour in length. That study, and thousands more are available because Immanuel has access to an extensive video library called RightNow Media! It’s like the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” and on Easter Sunday we sent out email invites to members and friends. (If you didn’t receive an email, or can’t remember if you did, simply contact Pastor Warren and he will make sure you get an invitation.)
Summer preaching at Immanuel will have a fresh look and feel this year. Each pastor is preparing a special series of messages built around a topic of their choosing. Add to this the fact that RightNow Media is available 24/7 and we are definitely going to have a meaningful summer here at Immanuel. I pray you will join us!
See you in church this summer!