Jeremy Jernigan – Executive Pastor of Creative Arts
This weekend we were able to celebrate moms and values. Which makes sense because many of us learned our values from our moms. This weekend, Central got to hear from the incredible woman who tried to instill some in me!
Our special guest speaker this weekend, Lisa Jernigan (my mom), shared with us about living a life of values. She referenced the story of Naomi and Ruth to give perspective on how we can look at the circumstances in our life. As we saw this weekend, many times we allow our circumstances to alter our values instead of our values altering our circumstances.
Verses and quotes from the message:
Matthew 7:24-27, Joshua 24:15
“The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another’s desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.” Erma Bombeck
“In truth a family is what you make it. It is made strong, not by number of heads counted at the dinner table, but by the rituals you help family members create, by the memories you share, by the commitment of time, caring, and love you show to one another, and by the hopes for the future you have as individuals and as a unit.” Marge Kennedy
“Our society is so fragmented, our family lives so sundered by physical and emotional distance, our friendships so sporadic, our intimacies so ‘in-between’ things and often so utilitarian, that there are few places where we can feel truly safe.” Henri J.M. Nouwen
“Every family has a story that it tells itself, that it passes on to the children and grandchildren. The story grows over the years, mutates, some parts are sharpened, others dropped, and there is often debate about what really happened. But even with these different sides of the same story, there is still agreement that this is the family story. And in the absence of other narratives, it becomes the flagpole that the family hangs its identity from.” A.M. Homes
Amazing Grace – Newday
Revelation Song – Jennie Lee Riddle
10,000 Reasons – Matt Redman