Winter Retreat 2010

Winter Retreat 2010
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Monday, August 31, 2009

Ever wonder when your gonna get to do something?

Prophecy is a tough thing to get. When God would promise to Israel a Messiah, they would end up waiting at least 400 years, and then when Jesus came, they rejected Him as the true Messiah. Prophecy gives us hope, and reminds us that we are not there yet. Sometimes in Christian faith, we only see the waiting on the Lord and His return and we miss the big "metaphorical" elephant staring at us in our face. Our life was dead and without purpose before we were saved. And now with Jesus as our Chief Commander (Lord) and defender (Savior), we have a place to be and a person to be right now. The lie is "you are too young, you aren't ready, you don't know enough, you can't do it!" any of the those phrases echo in your heart when you think of doing something for God? The TRUTH is you can't. But "With God, all things are possible." The TRUTH is God can do anything with someone who wants to be used by God and is listening for His direction. In you heart, in your soul, ask God to show you where He wants you to go, what He wants you to be. Then watch as your life begins to have a clear direction and meaning. "Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." - Luke 18:16. You are never too young, never incapable, never lacking when the Spirit of God is alive and living in you. John 14:12 "I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father."

I said all that to say this. This fall we have a new place for teenagers, parents, and youth workers to plug in and serve. Starting September 14, we are going to have Monday Night Visitation. With 81 members on our Sunday School role, 16 prospects in the past 3 months, we need every one's help in touching each of the families. Our care groups will be helping us make contacts, send cards, visit new prospects and minister to those in our Sunday School. Other areas of service include, volunteer work, leading worship on Wednesday nights, mentoring younger students, and many others. Don't get caught wondering when your gonna get to do something, we can start today.

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