Yeah, I'll get to recapping the Saturday service in a bit, but a few quick notes are worth summing up Koinonia. For starters, though, I had some mishaps with transportation that led to me missing the Compass Class. I wasn't a happy camper there for a while. But the after-service gathering of Koinonia had two items of note.
For one, I apparently REALLY need to get jumping on the study notes since we skipped ahead a few chapters. That threw me for a bit of a loop. Second, it was game night. Fun DVD-based game involving movies. I ended up sticking around through the whole game and had a blast. Technically, our team lost. But the way the game works, the scoring is very Jeapardy-esque in that no matter how well you do for the bulk of the game, it can all come down to the amount you wager at the end. Well, final question, we were up 63-42 and we wager 15 points (you can only do: 5, 15, 30, or all your points). The other side bet the farm. Both sides got the final question right, so we end up losing 78-84. Nevermind that there was some controversial timing at issue on when our final wager was submitted. Nevermind that our outmanned team was tearing it up through each round, winning pretty much each one. My question is this: is it not wrong that one side wins by gambling and the other loses with the truth? Yeah, I know ... sour grapes. It's also rather ironic that this would come on the heals of Pastor Joel preaching on how we shouldn't "keep score" in our relationships as it leads to strife.
Anyways, lesson for the day ... don't let things get you too down because you can always still end up happy as ever when it's all said and done.
The chapter we covered today was Chapter 7: "Looking Beyond Where You Are." Definitely a chapter that registers close to home, so I'll save the bulk of that recap for another post.
SIDENOTE: Caught the new issues of the devotional book today, and it's a nifty hardback edition that compares rather favorably to my increasingly well-worn paperback version.