Even though I once considered myself a pretty good basketball player,
as I watch players on television, I am keenly aware of how they are much more skilled they are than I could ever have dreamt of being. They run faster down the court. They shoot with more distance and accuracy. They handle the ball with precision and coordination. They pass the ball with foresight and vision. I can only watch with jealousy and admiration.
But in spite of their superior skills, they still miss more shots than they make. They still turn the ball over to the other team with regularity. Many mistakes are made in a typical game. Perhaps the most valuable and underrated accomplishment on the court is that of the rebounder. Every rebound is a correction of a mistake and something that gives your team another chance to score. Invariably, the team with the most “second-chance baskets” is the one that wins. When I think of all those superstars on the Chicago Bulls championship teams, Dennis Rodman may have been just as important as Michael Jordan and the rest.
As we reflect on the message of Easter, and the things that happened on that holy week, I picture Jesus as being our rebounder. His death on the cross is the only way that our mistakes, our sins, can be made up for. He sacrificed Himself so we can receive the glory of God. His victory over death is the only way that we can be given a second chance to live. No matter how many great things we can do, no matter how much we love, how much we give, how much we serve, we would be lost without the work of Christ in our behalf.
This may be the only time in my life that I will compare Jesus to
Dennis Rodman, but in this one small respect, we can look to Jesus as the only way to rebound from the fact that we all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
“Thanks be to God for His unspeakable gift.”
With love, Pastor Scott
Thursday, April 1
7:30 am ~ Easter Sonrise Service at Shellabarger Park, followed by coffee, donuts,
etc. at the church
9:00 am ~ Joint Adult Sunday School Class in the fellowship hall.
10:30 am ~ Easter morning worship
Join us for Men's Breakfast on Saturday, April 3, at 8:30 am. The breakfast will be continental style and masks are still required. All men and boys are invited.
Hope to see you there!
Youth, in-person/in-building meetings are happening. Join us Sunday evenings as we meet from 6:30-8 PM. Each week our time together includes fellowship, worship, plenty of fun, and learning from Scripture! Join us as we learn to live out our faith, build friendships with other kids and caring adult leaders as we do life together, and have lots of fun along the way.
Current 7th-12th grade students are invited to come check out our youth group for yourself! Masks and social distancing are required. We want you to be a part of youth group! Get here every Sunday from 6:30 - 8 pm.
For question see one of the youth group leadership
Our preschool is in need of substitutes. If you know of anyone available who has a high school diploma, willing to get fingerprints and background checks, please contact Carol Boersma at 937-256-7304.
Women’s breakfast is meeting again on Saturday, April 10 th, at 9 am. We will be wearing masks, social distancing and there will be a reduced menu. But, there will still be lots fellowship with women of the church. Please plan to join us!
Come support Luke's choir of Christian teenagers as they prepare to go on tour during the early part of the summer.
At this time, we expect that you will still have to wear
masks and you will be seated in the back half of the sanctuary to ensure proper distance from the singers.
A love offering will be taken to help support the choir for their
Sunday April 25, 2021 after morning worship
We have the most fun, and exciting VBS coming this summer. So, grab your hard hat and tool belt since the VBS 2021 Construction Plan is tentatively
Look up - way up. That’s where we’re headed. Where I-beams float effortlessly high overhead, carefully guided into place by powerful machinery. Where steel and glass converge into a colossal design that appears to almost touch the sky. These magnificent structures were elaborately designed and intricately built. Yet they all began the same way – with concrete and cranes, rivets and rebar, bulldozers, and backhoes; and most importantly,
a solid foundation.
I am sure of this, that he who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6
This July, we’re planning to present Concrete & Cranes for Vacation Bible School. This year’s VBS is all about helping kids discover that Jesus’ love provides a foundation that lasts. They’ll learn to be wise builders who continue in what they’ve learned and firmly believe. In addition they will discover that He who began a good work in them will be faithful to carry it on to completion. Each day kids will dig deep into God’s Word to build on the foundation Jesus provides through the pages of Scripture as well as make crafts, play fun games, sing cool songs, learn memory verses, make new friends, and enjoy skits.
This summer, kids ages 3 years old (by June 1, 2021 and potty trained) through completed 6th grade from 6-8:30 p.m. July 25-30, 2021 will grab their hard hats and head out to the construction site to discover that skyscrapers aren’t the only things that need a rock-solid foundation. Life is a hard hat zone. But just wait ‘til you see what God will do! It’s almost VBS time!
Note: Currently, this event will be hosted in-person, but this is subject to change depending on the health climate. While we don’t know what the next few months will bring, we are hopeful that it will include the return of VBS.
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Dear Spinning Road Family,
We closed out February
with a glow night theme. The fellowship hall was a glow it black lights, glow sticks, balloons, games, necklaces set for clubbers to have lots of glowing fun.
March started off with the opening of the 2nd Awana Store! It was a time for our clubbers to spend their hard-earned Awana points they have been earning in club!
We closed out March with the weather changing, days getting longer and God bringing about new life into our lives and world.
We ask for continued positive thoughts, prayers, and support for our dedicated staff and for the great kids who attend each week and for the parent/guardians who bring them.
Cool with Christ
Phone: (937) 252-5311 Website:www.spinningroadbaptist.org
We will strive to be productive for God’s Kingdom by:
Freely worshipping Him in Spirit and truth.
Reaching out to meet the specific needs of others.
Unifying the Body of Christ in love and friendship
Inviting our neighborhood to share our Christian experience.
Teaching believers to grow and serve.
” We pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please Him in every way; bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.” Colossians 1:10
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Bev Dawson John Look Dayton Christian Center
6415 Fellowship Cr 2402 Porter Avenue 1352 W. Riverview Ave.
Apt H Anoka, MN 55303 Dayton, Ohio 45407
Waxhaw, NC 28173