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Welcome to September, the month of first day of ___ grade photos. Another year equals another grade added to the permanent record (hopefully). Parents are actively pushing the kids out the door, and celebrating the standard practices of the season. School, work, daily errands…

With all of the habits of people, there almost always seems to be something missing as summer ends. Church. I don’t mean just the “back row Sunday” church thing, I’m referring to the “sleeve rolling” church. Jesus was so abundantly clear throughout the Bible, saying “Follow Me”. Not “watch me” or “fund me”. He’s actively asking you to roll up your sleeves and take a part in your spiritually well-being. Become involved in your church, attend that extra discipleship class, and heaven-forbid show up 15 minutes early to spend time with the crazy church-goers. Be a part of something different, be the Church.

9 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.Matthew 9:9 (NIV)