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Pick up some this Sunday and invite your friends
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From Pastor Dave
Last week I introduced you to a word deeply connected with spiritual formation, and especially connected with the act of corporate worship. The word is anamnesis. In last week's post, I suggested that anamnesis is one of the two primary reasons we worship. (Click here to read last week's post.) The second purpose is the focus of today's blog.
A second word which shapes our worship is prolepsis. If anamnesis looks backwards and re-experiences the event; prolepsis looks forward and anticipates that which is as yet unrealized. The online dictionary for Merriam-Webster offers the following as one definition of prolepsis:
the representation or assumption of a future act or development as if presently existing or accomplished.
That last part is important. When prolepsis happens, we aren't just anticipating something. Our anticipation is so intense that it is as though we are already present. Imagine you've been saving for a cruise for a...click here to read more.
From Pastor Corey on Facebook:
Amazing night tonight (Wednesday) New Springs!! Thanks to all who came and joined in all the fun, we got a lot done! We will continue working on Saturday morning from 8-noon for those who can make it! We still have painting and cleaning that need to be done. We will also be trimming the room. For those who can make it, we'd love to see you there! Check out these guys working hard tonight!!
NEW COURSES STARTING SOON
Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University (FPU) classes have changed the lives of many people at our church. The first time we offered the class, 100 families paid off $300,000 of debt in only 13 weeks!
This nine week class begins on Monday, September 19, at 7:00 p.m.
The average family pays off $5,300 in debt and saves $2,700 in the first 90 days!
Christianity Explored is a 7 session series for people who'd like to investigate Christianity, or just brush up on the basics. Looking at Mark's Gospel, it explores who Jesus is, why he came, and what it means to follow him.
When: Wednesday nights at 6:00 p.m. beginning September 21
Where: Tiff n Jay's Grill & Bar, 700 NE Woods Chapel, Lee's Summit, MO
Cost: $10 for the workbook, plus whatever you want to eat or drink each evening.