Rev. Cliff WarnerCliffNotes

April 24, 2009

1. 30-Hour Famine – Schedule for this Weekend
2. Forgettable Fact
3. Surf Report
4. Potent Quotable
5. It’s His Universe


1. 30-Hour Famine – Schedule for this Weekend

Saturday, April 25, 2009

9am :: ARRIVE>> Orientation for the weekend
(Christ Church Office, 1306 E. 7th St. Austin, Texas 78702)

10am :: HIKE>> solo + silence + prayer walks

10:45 :: HUDDLE>> group processing, prayer and planning

11am :: JUICE>> refreshments & free-time @ APTSeminary student lounge
(100 E 27th St. Austin, TX 78705)

1pm :: MOVIE>> “Invisible Children”

2:30p :: MOVE>> head over to Texas Tower for…

3pm :: “THE RESCUE”>>

5pm :: JUICE>> refreshments & free-time

6pm :: HUDDLE>> group processing, prayer, and planning

9pm :: REFUGE>> escape to Lori Hobbs house for refuge for the night

Sunday, April 26, 2009

8am :: WAKE: get ourselves moving, drinking, and devoting

9am :: SERVE: head over to Christ Church to help

10am :: COMMUNICATE: help greeters and tell people about The Famine so far

10:30 :: WORSHIP: ministry of Word & the Table with the family of God

NOON :: SERVE: help tear down the worship set-up

12:45p :: SERVE: head over to help with Caritas Service project
(Red River Church, 45th & Red River)

3pm :: EAT! Break the fast together and go home exhausted and


2. Forgettable Fact

By recycling just one glass bottle, the amount of energy that is being saved is enough to light a 100 watt bulb for four hours.



~ Tomorrow (9am, April 25 – 3pm April 26): The 30 Hour Famine

~The Rescue :: Austin (April 25, 3pm)

~ Also is World Malaria Day(April 25)! 2,000 children who are dying everyday.

+ Learn more about how malaria affects Africa’s economies by reading “As global recession worsens, is malaria killing Africa’s potential?” at

+ Help provide bednets to the community of Twachiyanda, Zambia. Just $20 provides bednets and training to an entire family. You can donate to World Vision through Facebook at

+ Ask your friends to call on our elected leaders to increase anti-malaria funding to $5 billion over the next five years.

+ You can get your Facebook friends involved by changing your profile picture at and asking them to join a Cause, recruit, and advocate at



“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.”
~ Goethe


5. It’s His Universe

“For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.” (Colossians 1:16)

Have you ever heard or used that expression: “It’s so-and-so’s world; we’re just living in it.”? This week you might hear someone say, “It’s Miley Cyrus’s world; we’re just living in it.”

It’s a funny thing to say, but of course it’s true for only one being: Jesus. He made everything. Every living thing. Every non-living thing. Everything you can see or can’t. Every being that breathes or exists somehow without breath. And it was all made “for him.” It’s literally His universe; we’re just living in it.
Hearing that can either make you feel jealous and small and angry about the inequality of a universe where one being has all that power — or it can make you feel deeply grateful that such a being is also a person who would willingly sacrifice Himself on a cross to include you in His plans for that universe.

What’s your response?

Think: How much power would it take to create everything in the universe? How much control would the Creator have over all that exists in His universe? Why, again, would Jesus let Himself be mocked and killed by a handful of His tiny, weak creatures?

Pray: Thank God for letting you live in His universe and then thank Him again and again for including you in His family through your faith in the Creator Jesus.

Do: Read more about this big idea in Romans 11:33 – 12:2.

A Daily Devotional from, copyright 2009 Youth Specialties/Zondervan. Used by permission.

*All “surf report” internet links and “potent quotables” are provided for informational purposes, and do not necessarily imply endorsement by Christ Church of Austin.