Orange Church and Family Strategy (1 of 4) by Steve Jones

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Orange Church and Family Strategy (1 of 4)
Series: Orange
Steve Jones

INTRODUCTION: What's your favorite color and what does that say about you? Jot down your favorite color and then I'll give you some analysis from "The Healing Power of Color" by Betty Wood.

White - A desire for perfection and impossible ideals. In an older person it may be reflective of a desire to recapture lost youth and freshness.

Green - You are gentle and sincere. Greens are generally frank, community-minded people, fairly sociable but preferring peace at any price. They are usually refined, civilized and reputable. Green people can be too self-effacing so they tend to get exploited by others.

Blue - Compassionate and caring. Blues like to be admired for their steady character and wisdom. They are faithful, but are often worriers with somewhat inflexible beliefs and can be too cautious, and suspicious.

Purple - Purples are highly individual, fastidious, witty and sensitive, with a strong desire to be unique and different. Temperamental and artistic, a purple person may become aloof and sarcastic when misunderstood.

So, there you go. Personally, I don't believe any of that, which probably makes me a cautious and suspicious blue - which happens to be my favorite color oddly enough.

What about orange? According to surveys the most popular color in the world is blue, followed by purple. Only 4% picked orange. I've never been a big fan of orange - but it's growing on me and today I want to tell you why. We've been hinting at "Orange" the last few weeks with balloons, t-shirts and decorations, but what's it all about? It's about a philosophy of family ministry. This morning let's look at three color-coordinated points.

I. YELLOW - THE LIGHT OF THE CHURCH
Matthew 5:14-16 "You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives lig ...


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