Subject: This week: Jesus speaks to lip syncing Christians (us?)...

“Jesus said to them, 'Amen, I say to you, tax collectors and prostitutes
are entering the kingdom of God before you...'”
Matt. 21: 28-32 (MORE)

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Jesus' speaks to lip syncing Christians...

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Gather the fam and check out this weeks' Live IT Video- a humorous but challenging take on "lip syncing Christians."

This Sunday Jesus tells the story of the son who says he would, but doesn't, and the son who says he won't, but does (Matt. 21:28-32).

Jesus is speaking to the religious, informed, practicing faithful.  Likely, that's you and me. He is challenging us to be more than lip-syncing Christians. What's that? A lip-syncing Christian is one who might even perfectly emulate faith, but whose heart and life are not in it.

Jesus says prostitutes and tax-collectors are entering the kingdom of heaven before them. 


So, mindful of God's abiding mercy and love, here are some honest questions we're considering in this week's Live IT Gathering Guide
  • What are examples in your life of faith professed, but perhaps not fully believed or lived? [Having trouble? Consider 49 Christian Character Qualities, or measure your Missionary Discipleship ].
     
  • How different would your life be if you were more fully anchored as a Christian (see above)? Your family? Your church? Your world?

  • Would it be worth it? What will it take? Are you willing? 
We're all busy. Which makes it all the more powerful if we put flags in the sand for Jesus Christ: This week, schedule just 30 minutes to talk and pray as a family.  Light your Live IT Candle. Bring it to an IGNITE.  

Please know that whatever you're dealing with right now, God is in it. You have this great community with you in it. We hold you close in prayer, especially as a family during Adoration on Fridays at 3pm.

Abundant blessings in Jesus through Mary.

Greg and Stephanie Schlueter
+ Image Trinity | Mass Impact Board and Team

Greg@ImageTrinity.com

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From Bob and Rita Schoen
I have attended all but one of the IGNITE events. My wife, two of my grandchildren, and another young person we are blessed to have in our lives usually attend with me. It would take an extraordinary situation for me to miss one.

For the first event in Bowling Green, I really did not know what to expect or how to react to what I was experiencing. Now, attending IGNITE events is a priority in my life.

These events have changed me. I have witnessed changes in others. I know of healing of a family, and guidance for direction in life granted as a result of prayers offered with the prayer teams.

The participation and witness of so many young people and families brings me great joy. At times I well up with emotion knowing there are so many young people prepared, or preparing, to be living examples of God's love. They touch our lives.

The weekly Live IT Videos are something I look forward to. Usually, I will listen to the current one and several of those from past weeks. They bring the readings for the coming Sunday to a deeper meaning, frequently offering a deeper understanding of those readings than I have received previously.

Why do we support Mass Impact? Knowing the importance to our personal lives, and to the lives of individuals and families throughout the diocese... makes not providing support not an option.

We thank Bob and Rita for their great witness and financial support. We are currently at $21,155 of our goal of $30,000- minimal sustainability of this movement until our next Banquet preceding our first Presence for Christmas on December 1. HEAR "IGNITE the Planet" FANFARE AUDIO.
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These accompany the weekly Live IT Gathering Guide and Live IT Candles. Based upon subsequent Sunday readings, these Live IT Gatherings are a means for the Holy Spirit to break out into every home (or gathered groups), for us to be engaged as participants in the ultimate drama 

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