Sunday Reflections (Aug., 5, 2012): Church and the Olympics
Our Senior Pastor, Dr. Karry D. Wesley, was back in the pulpit today. He preached on “The Challenge After the Championship” from Exodus 15:22-23.
We commemorated Jesus’ death for our sins today (1 Corinthians 11:23-26) by taking the Lord’s Supper or Communion. We do this every 1st Sunday of the month at our church.
We started selling our church’s 26-year anniversary commemorative t-shirts today. We kick off our celebration this coming Saturday with a picnic, carnival rides, bounce houses, and a host of other things. It’s going to be a great time of fun and fellowship with our family of faith.
The 2012 London Olympics have been great so far. The USA is ranked #2 right now in total medals won (28 Gold, 14 Silver, and 18 Bronze). China is only 1 medal ahead of us.
I am simply in awe of the drive and discipline of these world class athletes. One of the things that I have observed about them is their relentless commitment to the fundamentals of their respective sports.
There are always inspirational stories and feats featured during the Olympics. One was to see Oscar Pistorius (known as the “Blade Runner”), the double-amputee from South Africa, run in the qualifying heat of the 400m and advance. Truly inspiring.
Gabby Douglas. Richards-Ross. Missy Franklin. Michael Phelps. Need I say more? Amazing!
The 2016 Olympics are set to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I would love to go. I’ve heard that Brazil is a wonderful country to experience. I don’t doubt it.
Once again, I pray you have a productive week.
P.S. – Steve Harvey’s talk show debuts on September 4th. I love to see people launch out and try new things. Good for you, Steve.