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Fourth of July – this coming Sunday

29 Jun

We are going celebrate our country’s independence and freedom this Sunday by gathering in the Greenwood Park at 85th and Freemont and not at the Oaktree Cinema. Please join us at 11:00 AM. Bring a picnic for your family, bring something to share and bring some friends. This is a great opportunity to be introduced to the Epic Life family and have a bunch of fun.

This reminds me of the beginning of the Church as recorded in Acts 2:41-47, specifically, “…They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their numbers daily those who were being saved.”

It seems that God is indeed adding to Epic Life’s numbers daily, in many different ways and from many different socio-economical dwellings. This past Sunday I got the opportunity to sit in the audience and listen to Casey share some Spirit filled words on our Identity in Christ. I got to sit by a man from our neighborhood who lives on the streets and smelled like alcohol, we were worshiping together with others from his community as well as those of us who have a roof over our heads every night.

Later we participated in communion together, remembering the Saviors death that he laid down for me and my new friend, equally, because he “qualified to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us (both of us, all of us) from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” Col. 1:12-14

Honestly…there isn’t that much difference between me and my new friend. We live in a free country and we are loved by our Father and we both screw up and we are both forgiven.