Ever since the Twin Cities megachurch Eagle Brook Church opened its 5th campus in Woodbury one year ago in Sept. 2011, I wanted to pay a visit to its Woodbury Campus at East Ridge High School. I finally did it today with a friend.
The Church has not only 5 campuses, but also 4 services every weekend (Saturdays at 4:05 p.m. and 6:05 p.m., and Sundays at 9:05 a.m. and 11:05 a.m.). The 11 am service I attended on Sunday in the East Ridge High School auditorium (seating for more than 900) was pretty much packed.
This happened to be the 2012 fall kickoff weekend. The music, video and message were great. I especially liked the message by Senior Pastor Bob Merritt. He was starting a new series titled ”One Another.” The first message was on “Love One Another.”
What does loving one another really mean? Pastor Bob Merritt shared three ideas:
- Be deeply devoted to a few people in your life – Do you have hundreds of Facebook friends, but still feel lonely? You can only have close relationships with a few people, not hundreds. Devote more time to your families and a few friends who will be on your home team.
- Be truthful with each other – True friends love you and are not afraid of telling truth that might hurt your feelings but is good for your growth.
- Overlook each other’s faults – Is there enough goodies in this person to overlook his faults?
Previous messages are available online.