Last week I sent out the attached survey asking for your input on our outreach ministry. I was happy with the response! As a reminder, one of our key focus areas as a church is outreach. It’s our desire as a church to seek to reach the community around us with the Good News of the gospel. One way we can do that is through church-wide initiatives. So, I want you input!
Attached is a link to a survey that you can fill in with several ideas our outreach team is excited about for you to rank plus also an opportunity to share with us other ideas you may have. So please take a few minutes to complete the survey and let us know what you think.
Join us on Sunday for Faith that Works!
This Sunday I’ll be continuing our series: “Faith that Works”, a look at the book of James.
This week I’ll be looking at the first part of ch.3 which addresses something very dangerous and deadly: our tongue! What? Really? Really. Find out what I’m talking about on Sunday as we build together a ‘faith that works’.
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Thought for the Day: Character is built on consistent experience
I introduced to you the idea of character, defined it and looked a bit at its importance. So now the natural question might be: how do we gauge character? A person’s character is the sum of his or her disposition, thoughts, intentions, desires, and actions. It’s good to remember that character is gauged by general tendencies, not on the basis of a few isolated actions. We must look at the whole life. For example, King David was a man of good character although he sinned on occasion (and had a few BIG ones). And although King Ahab may have acted nobly once (hint: see 1 Kings 22:35), he was still a man of overall bad character. Several people in the Bible are described as having noble character: Ruth, Nehemiah, and Job, for instance. These people’s lives were distinguished by persistent moral virtue. They stuck with it. That means they consistently sought to learn from God and follow him no matter the circumstance.
With this in mind, here’s our tip for the day:
You grow in Godly character through experience in the day-in and day-out, in the grind of life. When you allow this to happen an interesting thing happens: you can then experience the power of God in your life and know the real happiness which is more than just a religious concept. There is joy in living the fullness of character that comes through having the Holy Spirit in your life. As you grow in character you can build up your faith by praying as you experience the power of the Holy Spirit. This takes time though, and it takes consistent effort. When you do, you’ll experience the joy, power and transformation for yourself and the world around you of Godly character.
In His grip,