Thoughts from the weekend:
About vacations I always say, "It is good to get away - and - it is good to get home."
I was very grateful for the way the Lord moved in both services yesterday.
The first and second services were different (in the way the Holy Spirit led us) but both were powerful and effective.
God is pleased when He sees His people worshipping Him - many falling on their face before Him.
What a wonderful way to begin our series in the book of Acts!
I am extremely grateful for the excellent staff that God has pulled together for us at Stone Church. Brian, Charlie and Aldin are doing an excellent job in ministry!
Don't forget the following announcements:
August 3, 2014: One service. 10:30 A.M. (Prayer will begin at 10:00 A.M.) Please plan on staying past the 12:00 P.M. hour - allowing God to move in your life.
I will be ministering on the passage found in Acts 2:1-13. The topic: "What's all this stuff about tongues?" We are prayerfully anticipating a moving of the Holy Spirit that will be life changing for we as individuals and for our church!
August 5, 2014: Tuesday evening prayer meetings begin. 6:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
God distinctly laid this on my heart: We as a people of God are to pray. We desire to pray. "Just" pray. Two pastors will be attending the prayer meeting to pray for needs (I will be there each week - the rest of the pastors will be rotating).
August 17, 2014: New services times begin. First service: 9:00 A.M. Second service: 11:00 A.M.
Why the new service times? Primarily because our desire is that the first service see numerical growth (Our second service, Praise God, is ready for us to start another service). In other words, to start a third service, the first service needs to see more people coming.
Part of the solution to that is pushing back the starting time a half an hour. I am told that this makes it a lot easier on families with small kids. The 30 minute window is important in preparing to come to church.
We prayerfully hope to be starting a third service by September, 2015 (whether that will be on Sunday morning or on a Saturday night - To be determined).
I just want you to know that I am desiring the presence and the power of God in us - so that we might reach our area for Christ.
It's all about Jesus - and it is all about sharing our faith to others.
My heart is full. I want more of God - how about you?
Love you all......