Happy Monday…er Tuesday! I’m late in getting this out. I had a great time speaking yesterday at Zion Bible College – GR. I love connecting with future/present ministers!!!
We are in the thick of the fall season and I’m excited about what’s happening in our church community. If you were not able to join us, we had an amazing day of ministry that makes it exciting be a part of this church community.
I’ll kick off Tuesday with a simple TRUTH: “The question today is not whether you will worship, but rather what you will worship. Your glorious Creator or something he created?” Today is a choice. Every moment is a choice. You get to choose whether your life will worship the Lord or your own desires. Live a life of worship today and “hallow” His name today. This is a great segway into recapping our Sunday and looking forward to this week.
Here are 5 things I want you to know about…
#1 – KFirst continued our series “Dust” on Sunday. We focused on “Keeping the Name Safe.” We corrected the mindset of profaning the name of Jesus. It’s not all about what you say. When you profess Christ but refuse to live that out before men…you are living profanity. Our actions can succeed in bringing shame on the name of Jesus around the world. In the lives of normal people, we can be guilty of hillul hashem (profaning the name).
But when we lift our hands in worship…And hate our neighbor
When we go to church and profess our relationship with God…but refuse to help a neighbor who is hurting
We are profaning the name.
Our goal? Read the words of Christ about the “Name”: John 17:26 I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.
Go live out “hallowing” the name of Jesus.
#2 – Annual Business Meeting is a this week. Our trustee nominees are presented in a handout at the information center and in the church office. I’d ask that you take some time intercede over this as we approach 3 trustee positions with prayerful hearts. We have such an awesome list of nominees and I am excited for the future of our board.
#3 – On Sunday we are launching a 1 month reading plan. I’m going to challenge our congregation to read all four Gospels in ONE MONTH. October 1 will be our start date in this amazing journey. The reading plan will be available online, via this blog, and available at the information desk.
#4 – You can’t afford to miss Sunday, October 7 for an outreach announcement. We have a great opportunity for local outreach that I believe can have explosive results in connecting to the community. Don’t sleep in that day. I can’t wait.
#5 – Pray over our new series coming up in October. We are going to do a short 3 week series “Vampires: Dealing with people who suck the life out of you.” I think we’re going to laugh. I thing we are all going to be challenged. I don’t know about you, but I’ve got “Vampires” in my life. But more specifically, I think that I’ve been a “Vampire” to others. We are called to give life…not “suck” it out of a person. We are supposed to be sources of joy…I better stop. I’ll start preaching the series too early.
That’s all we have today. Love the Lord…and don’t let your lives be “profanity” to the world. Show the world who Jesus is.
Thanks for letting me ramble…