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Monday, January 05, 2015

Thoughts from the weekend

Thoughts from the weekend

If your thing is the "ABC's" of the church (attendance, building and cash), please be encouraged!

Things are on a "upswing" at our church.

But far more important than "nickels and noses" (and those two are important) is the fact that God is moving in a powerful way!

The anointing of the Holy Spirit is present.

Our goal is to offer (to our community) a supernatural moving of the Holy Spirit in a way that is culturally relevant to the age we live in.

We desire to be "supernaturally natural" to the extent that the "end game" of experiencing what we are experiencing around the altars in our services - is to grow in Christ and connect others to Him.

I would add to that - to glorify Jesus.

My encouragement to you today is to take what God is giving you in each service - and meditate on it in prayer, use it to grow in Christ in your daily walk (the way you speak, act and think) and propel you to be bold in sharing your faith.

Isn't it interesting that the continent that my grandfather went to in 1948 (Africa) as a missionary (to West Africa) - is the same continent that is now coming back to America to help us draw closer to God?

I am thankful for our brother, Bishop Murisa who is ministering the word in both the anointing and the authority of God (Bishop Murisa is from Tanzania).

Christmas break - one of our favorite Christmas vacations ever.  Great family times. 

At one point - we forgot what day of the week it was - now that - that is a vacation.

I am excited about this year - probably more than any other year.

I get to totally focus in on ministry this year - every other year that I have been at our church I have had the responsibility of dealing with contractors, architects, builders and lawyers.

Don't get me wrong - in a couple of years we will renew our vision of building a sanctuary, but it is nice to have a pause where our total focus is on ministry!

Would you consider coming this Sunday - I will be giving the theme, vision and focus for our church in 2015.

Love you all.......

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