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A 21st Century Geek

I’m a techno junkie.

I’ve got all the marks of a 21st century GEEK: iPhone, laptop, internet access, voicemail, Facebook & Twitter accounts, and soon…an iPad (Lord willing). If I ever needed to be reached there are about billion ways to do so at any given moment! The selling point for each modern burden, I mean, convenience, is that it will keep you better connected. Mankind is always striving for a higher level of integration and acceptance. Spiritual, emotional, physical and relational connection is the want and desire of many today.

Sadly, the exact opposite is true. Americans tend to be unconnected and isolated. Many do not even know the neighbors that live right next door. So many others have not experienced the authentic relationship that can be found in the person of Jesus Christ. The following are three connecting points to work on:

Connecting With God
Psalm 73:28 says “But as for me, it is good to be near God.” We can experience the blessing and joy of being near our God in the fullness of relationship. James 4:8 encourages us to “Come near to God and he will come near to you.”

Connecting With Friends & Family
The Bible encourages us to not give up the good habit of “meeting together” – that is an important point of connection (Hebrews 10:25). There is strength and safety in numbers and no matter how you slice it: we need one another.

Connecting With Ourselves
This more than just “getting in touch with yourself” or some kind of new age mumbo-jumbo. This is about really knowing who you are and who you’re becoming in Jesus Christ. Ephesians 1 often uses the phrase “in Christ” as a point of connection for us to understand ourselves better in the context of a vibrant relationship with Jesus.

Get connected – stay connected!

Gotta go, my cell phone is ringing…

~ John

P.S.
UNITED: August 7th @ 6pm
Grab your personal calendar, electric organizer or smart phone…Mark down August 7th for West Salem Foursquare’s one united service at the Salem Waterfront Park. Bring a blanket, pack a picnic and invite a friend. We’re looking forward to a fun day downtown. No Sunday August 8th 9 & 11am services.

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