New Power

New Power – April 28-19

When I was a kid I was on a never ending quest for more power – that is battery power.  Batteries ran everything that was important to me – transistor radios, toys and flashlights.  Back then batteries weren’t all that great.  They were made of zinc-carbon, corroded really easily and didn’t last very long.  It always seemed like the batteries were dying or dead and that their peak life was prematurely short.

I was in scouting and one of the many necessities of being prepared was having a flashlight, I should say a “working” flashlight.  We would head off for a weekend of camping and by the last evening, you would turn on the flashlight and all you got was an orange glow that could barely light up the comic book you were trying to read in your sleeping bag.

So, we would look for solutions.  A flashlight that held “D” cells rather than “C” cells, or a flashlight that held four rather than the standard 2 batteries, or one of those large flashlights with the big 6 volt lantern battery.  Of course there was the alkaline battery, but they were really expensive back then.  It was probably false economy to buy the zinc-carbon batteries, but each purchase was cheaper.

I remember getting a generator operated light for my bike to replace the battery operated light.  It seemed like a good solution – unending power and no more batteries.  The only problem was, actually two problems, when you slowed down the light got dimmer and when you stopped it went out.  It also didn’t help that the generator leaned against the sidewall of your tire, making it harder to pedal and slowly wearing out the sidewall.

I could go on and on about Ni-Cad batteries, what a waste of money, or now-a-days with lithium and rechargeable NiMH batteries.  We are still on a never ending quest for more power.  Which leads us to the whole reason I am writing this:

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” – Acts 1:8

You see battery power is not the only power available to us.  This Sunday is the start of a new series called “New Life.”  We are going to go on a cruise through the book of Acts looking at life in the brand new church.  This week’s topic is, “New Power.”

So, if you find your Energizer Bunny has screeched to a halt, then this Sunday is for you!  Come out to The Sunday Gathering.  As always – 10:30am for Food and Friends and 11:00am for Worship and Inspiration. 

  • Kevin.

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