There are several questions people have asked throughout time. Do vegetarians eat animal crackers? When cheese gets it picture taken, what does it say? If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, then why do we sing a song about him? Why does Donald Duck wear a towel when coming out of the shower when he normally doesn’t wear any pants?
Another question you could ask is, “Why is C3 going to two services on September 21?”
There are many reasons to start a new worship service. One big reason why we are moving to two services is we can have a tendency to lose our way. We need to keep focused on true north. We need to keep the main thing the main thing. If we don’t stay true then all we do is go on circles and I don’t know about you but that just makes me dizzy.
God gave us true north for our church repeatedly. The Bible says in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He
gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Jesus said in Luke 19:10, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” Then in John 20:21, Jesus said, “As the Father has sent Me, I am sending you.” Jesus also said, in Mark 16:15-16, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.”
And in Matt. 28:19-20, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
What exactly are trying to accomplish? We want to see these scriptures come to life and to be fulfilled. This is why C3 was started. This is why we are going to two services. I know many people think the reason to go to two services is because if you are crowded at church. That is a horrible reason to go to two services! As church planter Vince Antonucci (I hope I spelled that right!) said, “The church exists to go out, in love, to seek and save the lost, by reaching the good news to all creation and making disciples of those who don’t believe by baptizing them and teaching them to obey what God has commanded, so they might not perish but have eternal life.” This is the best reason to go to two services. Join me in what C3 was meant to do!