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Wrigley Field (2 of 4)
Series: The Great American Road Trip
Pastor Kerry Shook
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2 ordinances that symbolize salvation are baptism and communion
How to Escape The Unfriendly
Confines of Failure
1. Remember failure is never final
• Eccl. 7:20 (GN)
• 2 Cor. 4:8-9 (NIV)
2. Remember the Lessons learned from failures
• Psalm 119:71 (MCS)
• Proverbs 28:13 (LB)
3. Remember God's Grace
Since many of you aren't going to be travelling quite as much this summer as you have in maybe some summers past, we at Fellowship of The Woodlands are going to take you to some spectacular place each and every Sunday. We're going to go to some famous landmarks and learn some deep spiritual truths...truths that will change your life.
Now today we're going to an historic place that Sports Illustrated called one of the ten greatest sports venues in the world.... Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, where on the visitor's dugout is that famous sign that says, "Welcome to the friendly confines of Wrigley Field." Now to welcome you to the friendly confines of Wrigley Field, we're going to go live via satellite to Pastor Stan who is there at Wrigley.
All right. Thanks, Stan. Well, it's not quite live via satellite, but Stan had a great time. You could tell he really enjoyed himself being at Wrigley Field this week.
When I think of Wrigley Field, two words instantly come to my mind. The first word is tradition. Tradition. With all these new ballparks being built with the mega luxury boxes and all the amenities that they include, Wrigley Field remains a time capsule in baseball. In fact, it looks just about the same as it did on that day in 1932 when Babe Ruth called out his famous home run. It's filled with tradition. Now tradition is really all about memories. Tradition is all about remembering...about remembering the great plays...remembering the larger-than-life players who made those great plays. Tradition is all about memories. It's all about remembering.
Now Jesus Christ left us a couple traditions as believers...ways that we are to remember what he has done for us. He left us a couple of traditions, some ordinances that really symbolize our salvation. And those two ordinances are baptism and communion. We're going to do both of those today. Now at the end of every service at Fellowship of The Woodlands, we always have communion. We have it available up here. Our pastors are up here, and you can partake in communion after every service here at Fellowship of The Woodlands. But today we're going to have communion and celebrate it in the service. We're going to celebrate it with thousands here together. It's going to be a special day. Then after the service, we have our annual summer baptism.