It was so good to see so many of you out on Sunday! It was nice to have the place abuzz again. Kid’s Church kicked off their Kingdom Rock series and it was AMAZING to Ken, Rebekah and baby Levi join us! It was a great day!
Communion This Sunday!
Our next opportunity to participate in communion will be held this Sunday. I would encourage you to spend time this week preparing your hearts to commune with the Lord. Paul reminds us in 1 Corinthians that when we take communion “whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.” This is a great thing to remember: Jesus is coming back and when he does everything changes. We’ll be remembering that on Sunday. I hope you’ll celebrate with us.
For those joining us on our livestream, I’d encourage you to participate. If you’d like a set of the elements we’ll be using, let me know and I can arrange delivery.
40 Days of Prayer Update
We’re on Day 7 of our prayer journey. It’s still not too late to start. In fact, if you haven’t yet, I strongly encourage you to.
While the prayer guide is available on our website we also have physical copies available. We can arrange to have one delivered if you’d like, just let me know.
Let’s continue to pray and seek the Lord!
Thought for the Day: Jesus’ disciples stay close to Him by personally spending time in His Word.
It’s obvious from any study of Jesus’ dealings with His disciples that the key to His ministry with them was that He spent quantity and quality time with them. The key to discipleship was the opportunity to get close to the teacher and we have examples of this throughout the scriptures.
After Jesus’ resurrection, His followers gathered on a hillside in Palestine to watch as He ascended back into heaven. The Lord took that opportunity to give them one more set of instructions which we looked at last week, but He also gives them an amazing message of encouragement, “…I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
His earthly disciples realized that He was about to leave them to return to His Heavenly Father; but in this last time together, He helped them to understand that because He was God, they could actually be with Him for the rest of their lives.
It’s so important for those of us who want to be Jesus’ disciples today to understand this important truth as well. Being a disciple means spending time with Him. Even though Jesus is not physically present today, His followers can stay close to Him by spending time in His Word, in prayer and by meditating on his promises to name some things. The key is you do it and do it regularly.
In His grip,