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This Week At Canyon Springs (update: 11/23/20)
This page will be updated every Monday by 6PM for the upcoming week
Sunday Services In-Person Gathering
We’re gathering at the park every Sunday at 9:00am – complete with lush grass and fresh air! Bring your lawn chairs/blankets and shade/canopy. All ages welcome – adults, youth and children! (Crying Babies okay too 🙂 ) RSVP and other guidelines apply – Click here to see what it looks like and to learn more.
Oasis High School
High School has MIDWEEK AT THE COVE this week so contact LUKE for more details.
Oasis Middle School
Middle School has Small Groups in various locations this week so have your student contact their small group leader for details!
Freely and Lightly Devotional (11/22/2020)
We started our new series yesterday. The series is called “Freely and Lightly” and it is focusing in on Matthew 11:28-30 in the Message version. The Message is a great paraphrase or commentary written by Eugene Peterson. The Message is Eugene taking the Bible and paraphrasing it in a common language. It is beautifully written. Let’s look at this verse in the NIV and the MSG.
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” NIV
Now read it in the MSG version….It is beautiful….
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” (Mt. 11:28-30 MSG)
On Sunday, Jack talked about the first part of that verse “Are you tired? Worn out?” He concluded that maybe we are worn out because we are putting things in our backpack of life or taking on roles that are burning us out.
I really connected with that. When I was overseeing the youth ministry here at Canyon Springs I used to really personalize it when a student stopped coming. I would blame myself for them walking away from their faith. I would bear this burden that was never meant for me. It was not until I realized one thing: I am not in charge of keeping salvific tabs on people….
We all do it. We take on roles that were never ours to take. We hold the cross of someone else not realizing it is not ours until we have splinters…
What is is that you are bearing that maybe it is time you let God take? Would you give it to Him?
What is the role that you have given yourself that God did not give you and yet you take it on?
“I want to take those from your my son. I want to carry your burdens my daughter.”
Psalm 68:19-20 The Lord deserves praise! Day after day he carries our burden, the God who delivers us. Our God is a God who delivers; the LORD, the sovereign Lord, can rescue from death.
“Nothing can disturb the tranquillity of the soul at peace with God.” Eugene Peterson, “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction.”
I am praying for you and I am rooting for you
Canyon Springs Online
Wherever you are, we will be! We have a great presence online – across the web, social media and related communication platforms. Not only do we put news, updates and announcements across many of them, we deliver our message and engage with you there as well. During COVID-19, it is more important to be able to connect and communicate with you online.
“We are designed to make a difference.”
This is one of our values at Canyon Springs and this is the phrase we are leaning into during this season. In a time where everyone is looking “in” we are challenging our people to look “out.” Read through the ATTACHED PDF on what church is going to look like for the foreseeable future!
Our “Coronavirus Verse”
Matthew 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
For those of you that give by check or cash on Sundays, please review how to continue to give at Canyon Springs during this postponement of In-Person gatherings. Giving By Check or Cash