On Sunday, we celebrated our 4th birthday!
Four years of loving God, loving people and leading in life. We can't to see what the next four years and beyond hold!
We also began our new series titled, "The Church I See." Pastor Eli Nelson brought a powerful word about remembering what God saved us from and how we can use that salvation to help others who are struggling with the same thing.
God put your testimony on your life for a reason. How will you use it?
“I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done.” Psalm 143:5 NIV
When was the last time that you remembered all God has done for you; all that He's done through you? Pastor Eli explains the importance of getting back to the roots. What did God do during your darkest moment, where you were about to give up?
Our experiences in life can affect our outlooks on life. We can allow what we go through or experience to shape us or form us. There is a difference between something shaping us and forming us. A shape is something two dimensional, like a drawing on paper, but form has depth. We must allow these experiences to form us, not shape us. Our lives have depth. The life that God has for us has depth. What in your life has shaped you rather than formed you?
"We have to remember what God has done in our lives or we will forget who He is." Pastor Eli Nelson
What are you expecting in your life? God wants to exceed your expectations, but how can He exceed them if you don’t have any? You play a bigger part than you think you do. We all have a purpose in this world. Sometimes we need to ask God, “What can you do in me and through me, Lord?” We often think that we can do things on our own and in our own time, and we also tend to be the ones holding ourselves back from what God is trying to do in us. Immediate obedience is critical for what God is calling you to. We cannot do this any other way and we shouldn’t feel the need to. In Christ we have all that we need, and the love that our Father so freely gives us is a love that no human being can give.
There are so many people that we encounter each day. How many people do you walk by daily that need your testimony?
Raise your expectations of what God can do in the lives of others. An ordinary day for you can be that one day for them, as Pastor Eli pointed out in Acts 3. What God is calling beautiful, others may call crippled.
"One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them. Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God." Acts 3:1-8 NIV
THE CHURCH WE SEE IS THE
CHURCH THAT SEES THEM.
THE LOST TO BE FOUND
THE BROKEN TO BE MENDED
THE BOUND TO BE FREED
THE SICK TO BE HEALED
THE HOPELESS TO FIND PURPOSE
THE LONELY TO BELONG
THE FAMILY TO BE REUNITED
THE FATHERLESS TO FIND A FATHER
THE ABANDONED TO FIND A HOME
Remember what God did in you. He wants to do that in THEM.
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