Thursday, March 11, 2010

What We Can Learn from One Lucky Penguin

(Note: special thanks to Gene Jennings for showing me this one!) Feel free to go to the halfway point of this clip to get "the" point. A penguin is in the chase of his life, and he makes a wise decision.

This reminded me of the insanity of someone who leaves a church for less than theologically sound reasons (got their feelings hurt, were overlooked, etc.), and never connect with a church family again. The word reminds us: "Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour." 1 Peter 5:8

We are saved to be a connected, healthy part of our Father's family, the church. What if that penguin decided to jump right back in with all those killer whales circling? That would be a tragedy.

Jesus saved us for Heaven, but also so we could look out for each other, too. This is a reminder to all of us who are members of God's family:

  • Don't ever give someone an excuse to leave your church fellowship by being insensitive, mean, selfish, immoral, etc.
  • If you must leave a church fellowship, make sure it is for reasons that Jesus would endorse, and immediately find another church family to connect with(Note: television church families don't count!).
Don't be an easy target for Satan or the world! Have you been missing someone in your Sunday School class or Bible study group? Pray for them, then go and invite them back in the boat!

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