13617 Midland Road Poway, CA 92064 Worship Times: 9:30 & 11:00 am

Life As We Know It (Devotional 6-28-17)

Family First Sunday!

This coming Sunday, July 2, is our Family First Sunday. We have services at 9:30 am & 11:00 am. Join us for a multi-generation opportunity where our kids and friends get to see us worship, serve, and fellowship together. This Sunday we will focus on our kids, and will have prizes set up in the first two rows in the worship center, so come early and get a good seat! We can’t wait to Celebrate Jesus with you!

“Life As We Know It” Series:

We are very excited to launch a brand new series! Pastor David will be teaching a series titled: Life As We Know It. This is a guided journey to the most important conversations we all want to have in different stages of our life. Each week we will discuss the next generation that follows. The first Sunday we will focus on our kids, we will set up prizes in the first two rows here in the worship center, so come early and get a good seat! In different stages of life, it is often the little things that unexpectedly have the biggest impact, yet we continue living life as we know it. Be sure to join us as we address the five different stages in life with five very important conversations.

Devotional: Next 167 cars
For most people, a drive-thru serves one purpose: Convenience. It gets you food on-the-go—fast—so you can get Johnny to soccer practice and Meredith to dance class without skipping a beat.

But on Sunday evening, a McDonald’s drive-thru in Scottsburg, Indiana, was much more than a common convenience. It became a movement.

It was Father’s Day evening when a restaurant regular pulled into the drive-thru. “She saw a dad in the van behind her,” said Hunter Hostetler, who watched it all unfold. “He had like four kids in the car, he had a bunch of happy meals, two Quarter Pounders, a Big Mac meal and some other stuff. She was like, “I’m going to pay for the father behind me and I want you to tell him ‘Happy Father’s Day.’” And those three little words ignited a powerful chain reaction that just BLEW the cashier’s mind.

Touched by the unexpected free meal and the “Happy Father’s Day” wishes, the dad accepted graciously. But it didn’t stop there. He turned around and handed over the payment for the couple’s car behind him.

And so it began. What started as two cars turned into 10 cars, which quickly turned into 20, 50, then 100 cars! Each driver paying for the car behind them.

From 8:30 p.m. to midnight, a pay-it-forward movement left customers and employees alike feeling grateful for the strangers who stepped away from the chaos of the every day to do something nice for another person.

Abby Smith and her boyfriend were car number 161. She said the whole thing was “pretty amazing.” She continued, “It’s a great feeling to know that there’s a lot of great people out there still.”

The chain reaction ended with car 167. But the kindness that each one of those customers experienced was only the beginning.

Every generation has another one following it. And, it is often the little things that unexpectedly have the biggest impact in our lives, just like this story.

Join us as we address the different stages in life with conversations that, just like the Scottsburg drive-thru, may inspire the next generation. We may never know but these conversations just might start a chain reaction.

Whoever finds God, finds life!

Pastor David Saenz
Cornerstone Church of Poway