Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A Better Way

Last Sunday we launched a new message series:  A Better Way.  We began by remembering WHAT we do:  introduce people to Jesus and His way of living; HOW we do what we do:  through worship, compassion ministries and small groups; and WHY we do what we do:  because Jesus offers the only way to live forever and a better way to live today.  Throughout the series these answers to WHAT, HOW and WHY remind us that Mountaintop is:

A community learning and sharing a better way of life.

That better way of living can only be found in Jesus Christ and so in coming weeks we are going to get very practical and consider His way to handle money, sex, worry, prayer and this week, conflict.  To get ready we have a homework assignment this week.  Each of us is to read chapters 5, 6 and 7 of Matthew’s gospel (and pay special attention to verse 5: 21 – 26).  This message from the mountainside turned the world upside down and will be the foundation for us here on the Mountaintop as we learn and share a better way. 

PS:  Remember part of HOW we do WHAT we do is through Small Groups.  You can register for a Winter/Spring Small Group online at:  Small Groups 2013. 

Another part of HOW we do WHAT we do is through our Compassion Ministries.  Don’t miss the Off the Mountain Celebration Dinner and Auction, January 27th.   This is an evening to celebrate the ways God was at work through the Compassion Ministries of Mountaintop in 2012, and to look forward to the future in 2013.  In 2013, you can help provide bicycles for Tanzanian pastors who are without transportation, send Filipino students to college, assist those who are homeless to get back on their feet, support foster families, partner in the community restoration of Fairfield and so much more.

This is going to be a ‘can’t miss’ evening that will make a difference right here in Birmingham and to the ends of the earth.

Tickets are $20 for an individual and $120 for a table for 8. Free childcare is provided for everyone. Register online at:  Off the Mountain Celebration Dinner and Auction. 

Here’s a sample of some of the awesome items collected for the auction:

Alabama National Championship Football signed by Nick Saban and the team; Framed Bo Jackson jersey with a Daniel Moore painting; Signed Cam Newton jersey; One week Destin Beach Vacation; Weekend Lake Vacation; Personal Training Session; Photography Session with Jennifer Neely; Restaurant Gift Cards; Landscaping; Eye Exam; Massages; and Jewelry.  

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