August 12, 2020

Good morning;


I hope you all are having a wonderful beginning to your week.  Here is a look at this week’s schedule at Trinity Church as well as a devotional reading from Tony Dungy’s book Uncommon Life: Daily Challenge. 


Wednesday 6:30 pm:  Family Night for Kids & Students in the Annex building


Thursday 4:00 pm: Feeding the hungry at Shepard Park in Zephyrhills


Saturday:  Men’s Breakfast and Women’s Fellowship takes place at 9:00 am so come out and grab a good meal and some fellowship and then at 10:00 am painting resumes on the church building if you’d like to help out stay after breakfast to help beautify our campus


Sunday:  Sunday School classes begin at 9:00 am and Church service starts in person and online at 10:30 am.  We will continue our study of the book of Acts as we explore Acts 6:1-7.


Tuesday  6:00 pm:  Week 3 of our Zoom bible study on Galatians, live on ZOOM and Facebook LIVE

              6:30 pm:  Joy Circle meets in the Education building


Devotion for August 12th, Accessible by Tony Dungy

Hebrews 4:14-16


14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. 16 Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.


We can approach God through Jesus.

            When Christ breathed His last breath on the cross, the curtain that separated the Holy of Holies from the rest of the Temple area was torn in two from top to bottom (see Mark 15:38.) The priest was no longer necessary to access the Holy of Holies, where God resided—Christ provided direct access into God’s presence through what He did for us on the cross.

            When I was coaching, both the Indianapolis Colts and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a phalanx of people to screen others who wanted to get through to me.  It’s not that I didn’t want to be approached—I love being around people—but the sheer volume of people who wanted access didn’t make many one-on-one moments possible, not if I was going to do the job that the team needed me to do.

            Requests from reporters and other writers and broadcasters would be handled through our public relations department, who would then schedule my appearances as needed; yet they often found that their questions could be handled during general press conferences.  Inquiries from the neighboring community came through the community relations department, who would also have input into my schedule.  Finally, everything else was handled by my two assistants, Lora in Tampa and Jackie in Indianapolis.

            You wouldn’t believe the amount of mail and the volume of calls I received with fan suggestions about which players we should play and in what positions, which players we should draft and what plays we should run, and on and on.  I don’t think a day went by without someone sending us a diagram of a play that the person was sure would work against this particular team or that one—or all of them.

            Thankfully, through Christ you have been given direct access to God.  You don’t have to go through a certain protocol or a PR person to reach Him.  You have the ability and confidence to go directly to Him.


UNCOMMON KEY – How accessible are you to the people in your life?  How accessible are you to God in your life?  You have direct access to the holy God of creation through His Son, Jesus Christ.  Think about what a gift and a privilege that is.



Thanks for reading and we hope you’ll join us this Sunday.  God bless you.


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-Pastor Justin Aultman

Trinity Church of Wesley Chapel