Join us on Sunday in-person or on our livestream as we look at a church in motion
This Sunday at 11am I will be continuing our fall series: “A church in motion”: the book of Acts. I’ll be looking at the beginning of the missionary movement in chapters 13 and 14. What did it look like and what can we learn from it for today? We’ll see on Sunday!
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Thought for the day: God chose us before we chose him.
We are to be a people of hope as followers of Jesus. No matter what’s going on we should be the most hopeful of people. I’m going to share some thoughts on hope in the next few updates.
Not sure that you’re hopeful? Okay, fair question! Why else should we be hopeful despite everything going on? How about this? Even with everything happening and even with all the mistakes we sometimes make, God chose us before we chose him. AND he even knew how we’d turn out!
Peter tells us, “You were chosen according to the purpose of God the Father and were made a holy people by his Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be purified by his blood.”. Long before you chose God, he chose you. Your salvation was his idea. God took the initiative. And you were chosen for his purpose—to make you holy and get you ready for heaven and what you’d do in his name until that time comes.
We all know what it’s like to feel chosen—whether you’re chosen for a team, a job, or as a spouse. But the highest honor you will ever receive is this: God has chosen you to spend eternity with him. That’s a big deal and that gives us hope on a cold, overcast day!
In His grip,