Extreme Makeover Home Edition – the Lounge @ Eastside Community Church
Has not the one God made you? You belong to him in body and spirit. And what does the one God seek? Godly offspring. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth. (Malachi 2:15 NIV)
Godly offspring vs Sporting success vs Academic excellence
The Best Design
‘Be on your guard’
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. (1 Peter 5:8 NIV)
‘Do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth’
… Gods eternal love
‘Oneness depicts the love within the Godhead’
The Perfect lounge has memories!!!
– what memories are we creating in our lounge?!?
Memories that can we that lead to Godly offspring
.. Fun times
.. Modeling the “oneness” spoken about here
.. The bible readings
.. Prayer times
.. Special conversations
What does our lounge look like? Does our positioning of the couches in our lounge symbolise what’s important??? Are we focused on the external (TV) or internal (ourselves)
The perfect lounge has the right ambiance!
How intentional are we about what we trying to mould and do, in our lounge!
The perfect lounge is the place where we welcome other people.
Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. (Hebrews 13:1-3 NIV)
Your need to think in the right way
… End result must be “godly offspring”
What value system will drive your decisions?
… Joshua 24:15 ‘but as for me and my house we will serve the Lord’
“I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten— the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm — my great army that I sent among you. (Joel 2:25 NIV)
I can do all this through him who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13 NIV)