As I stood on the platform and opened our Sunday morning Jr Church program I struggled to push down the feeling of awkwardness that I had been carrying with me from the previous two weeks – “Why is that mom attending Jr Church like she’s one of the kids?” I appreciate parents observing and helping, but this was different – I had the sense that this young mother of two boys actually wanted to be a participant. It was the only time in my life when I felt like pausing a Sunday service to dismiss the parents to go to their own program. Some healthy conversation and a few Sundays later I gained something that helped me come ready to serve the kids and her.
I gained context. Context is king.
This video/audio begins our online series through the letter of Romans. The best place to begin, in this case, is before the beginning. In this video we explore the background of the letter of Romans so that we have a better understanding of how to place its content within the proper context.
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