I suspect you were like me and disappointed by the government’s decision to keep churches closed until phase 2 of their re-opening plan as well as extending the lockdown. With that in mind, we’re looking at options to hold Outdoor church services during Phase 1. More details to come.
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 in addition, as I mentioned last week, if you’d like a visit from me or any of the elders to serve you communion we’d love to do it!
Join in Prayer
The GBC Prayer Group meets in the side auditorium on TUESDAY AFTERNOONS at 3:30pm. We continue to pray as prompted by God’s Word, intercede for our church family and city, and enjoy the encouragement of God’s presence. Please join us!
Thought for the Day: You have a testimony
I’ve been sharing of late some thoughts on outreach and sharing your faith. Here, to me, is the most effective way- share your story!
I think the best way to share our faith is to share what God has done in our own lives. But you don’t have to have an “I-almost-died-doing-drugs-when-Jesus-showed-up-in-a-vision” story in order to have a testimony. Your testimony can simply be knowing that God is faithful and knowing how much He loves you and sharing that message of hope.
Most of you know my story of how I came to be a follower of Jesus (if you don’t, let me know, I’d love to share it with you). But that’s my story. Your story is your story and yours is as valid and as important as mine is. We don’t want to get into valuing our stories based on the content. Tell YOUR story and let God work with it through the Holy Spirit.
Whether you’ve walked with God your whole life or you’ve walked through a whole lot of pain, brokenness and mistakes, you—yes, you!—can testify to what God has done and who He is. Share your story with the world around you. And I think this is the most powerful way we can share our faith: to share what God has done in our own lives, and talk about our relationship with Him.
In His grip,