Church, what a joy it was celebrating with you this past Sunday the baptisms of 8 different believers, the dedication of 4 children, the anniversary of 3 people celebrating their recovery, the welcoming of many new members, and the dedication of an Ebenezer Wall that will help us remember the promises, goodness and strength of our God. These things coupled with an opportunity to worship together and be challenged as a church in the same way Pastor Brent was charged and installed made for a great celebration. The beauty of celebrating is that we can always find something new to celebrate. I look forward to rejoicing again as many others will choose to baptized, dedicated, saved, and repent. Is God stirring in your heart something for you to act on? Let us know, we would love to assist you, pray with you and encourage you in your walk.
I was talking with many during our time of fellowship and one of the common themes of the conversation was that we could not even remember the important dates to write on the Ebenezer Wall. I was in the same boat trying to remember back to the date of my salvation, baptism, my kids dedication dates. These things are not always at the forefront of our minds. Take some time to reflect, research and investigate and when you get a chance write them on the wall and use this cool new space on our campus as a powerful reminder of God’s goodness. When you remember His goodness, REJOICE!
Fruit is a sign of life. Let us as a church keep pursuing the fruit of a walk with God that is growing. Remember that the many kids that roam our campus on Sunday are in need of the care that we spoke about during our time of dedication this past week. Let us not forget that we live in a community that is broken and only God can repair the damage. As we serve the homeless, attend sporting events, shop in stores and go about our everyday business, lets not forget that our mission is to love people and a beacon of hope that we have in Jesus.
This next week Pastor Brent is going to be continuing in our series: “Are You My Church?” He will be boldly and powerfully preaching the word of God as we look at our job as part of a bigger body that serves God. Will you join us on Sunday?
-Pastor Paul Mollett