Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Verve Haps

This past weekend at Verve was easily one of the greatest!
  • It was week two of our new series called Behind The Music, and our band kicked off the service by singing "O Little Town of Bethlehem" to the tune of "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction. The song was super fun, and it was awesome to see our band put a really new spin on a classic Christmas tune.
  • We talked about how big doors swing on small hinges; God uses seemingly small things (and seemingly insignificant people) to accomplish big tasks. Jesus was born in Bethlehem, but back then Bethlehem was a little podunk town that nobody had ever heard of. And instead of sending Jesus to earth in some big and dramatic fashion, God opted to bring him into the world as a tiny baby.
  • Most people dream of changing the world in a theatrical and sensational way -- they envision doing something dramatic and epic, something that turns heads and writes headlines. However, God tends to change the world in ways that are much more subtle, and he leads us to make small changes in our life that can produce a larger-than-life impact. This could take a lot of forms:
    • Maybe you could take a few minutes out of each day to lend an ear to a coworker who is going through a lot.
    • Maybe you could start showing love to a friend that everyone else seems to have abandoned. 
    • Instead of working late or spending most of your nights watching the game, you could hang out with your family and make an effort to spend a few more hours with your kids every week.
  • Christmas is two weeks away! Keep inviting your friends to check out one of our three identical Christmas services on...
    • Sunday, December 23, at 10:05AM
    • Monday, December 24, at 5:35PM, and
    • Monday, December 24, at 7:05PM
  • Speaking of Christmas, here at Verve we realize that the holidays can be a stressful time for a lot of people, and we want to make sure you're aware of the latest products and services that can ease holiday stress... like this one: