Dear Mosaic Family, In our text this week, the Apostle Paul is on trial before King Agrippa, a person who has the authority to either free Paul, or crucify him. Instead of giving a pure defense, proving how all the trumped up charges against him were utterly baseless, Paul starts preaching the Gospel to Agrippa. At this point, Agrippa screams out: “Paul, you are out of your mind; your great learning is driving you out of your mind.”
Does Christianity make you crazy? That's the question we're dealing with this week. Indeed, there are lots of people who claim to be Christians, and do really fanatical things that absolutely contradict the teachings and life of Christ. That's not what I'm talking about. I'm thinking of people whose lives and life choices make absolutely no sense apart from Jesus Christ. People like Mary, Paul, Peter, John, James, Athanasius, Augustine, Anselm, Francis of Assisi, Mother Teresa, William Wilberforce, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Martin Luther King Jr. and many, many more. These are people who lived lives of reckless love and self-sacrifice in the name of Jesus Christ. Crazy lives. Crazy, if the material world is all there is. Sane, if there is more. Sane, if Jesus came back from the dead. And if Jesus did rise from the dead, then it would be crazy not to live like this.
Praying for you, Pastor Jan
Membership Class: Not a member of Mosaic, yet? No worries! We've got another membership class coming up on Saturday,May 31st, 9am-noon at the ICC. Attending this class is the first step to becoming an official member of Mosaic Church.
Baptism Services! We've got two baptism services coming up: April 13th and April 20th(Easter Sunday!). If you have not been baptized as a believer, please let us know!
Why(God)Why. We've got a phenomenal 5-week sermon series coming up, in which we'll ask and answer the biggest objections people have to Christianity. Do you have questions regarding the veracity of Christianity? Do you know anyone who is spiritually searching? Then definitely come and invite your friends! The series begins on Easter Sunday, April 20th!