What’s In A Hotdog?
Anyone who has seen a video of how hotdogs are made probably do not want me to go into detail here. Let’s just say that it is not a very appetizing picture!
But a hotdog can represent something really significant, especially when it involves the gathering of believers. I am, of course, referring to this week’s family activity at Lighthouse, our Hotdog and Chili Fellowship (this Friday, February 21 at 6:30 pm). Even if hotdogs (or chili for that matter) are not really “your thing,” we do have a great opportunity to enjoy some time together with each other.
You see, more important than just the eating part (and let’s face it, that is important!) is our time spent together as a church family. This is because the Lord commands us to keep alive that unity we have in Christ (Ephesians 4:1-3) by regularly building our friendships with one another and then serving each other in practical ways. For example, consider just five of the “one another” commands from the Bible:
- John 15:12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
- Romans 12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another
- Ephesians 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
- 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
- Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
When we, as a church family, gather together—whether it’s sledding, soul winning, or just having supper—we have an opportunity to love, comfort, encourage and show kindness to each other.
So, what’s in a hotdog? Join us this Friday night and we will find out together!