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Monday, January 12, 2015

Thoughts from the weekend

Thoughts from the weekend
The New Year always brings about a sense of freshness - a time to recommit (refocus) ourselves on the calling of God on our lives - both individually and corporately.
This is the year (in our church) of re:  Refocus.  Revive.  Refresh.  Renew.
God is moving!
It warms my heart to walk in to the gym on Saturday morning and see the gym filled with parents and kids participating in Upward Basketball - I would guess, most of whom, don't go to our church.
Just as important as growing deep in the faith is growing wide in seeing people come to Christ.
Deep and wide.
That's a goal to have - a God given goal. 
One of our strengths is that we provide opportunities for everyone to grow deep in the Lord.  Let's grow wide as well by seeing people connect to Christ!
Many, many thanks to all of our volunteers who help on Saturday with Upward.
Worship yesterday - anointed!
Tuesday evening prayer meeting:  6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
I encourage everyone to come "every once in a while" to our prayer meetings.  I realize that not everyone can come every Tuesday evening - I understand - but please place it on your scheduling plate to come every so often. 
You can I cannot give what we do not have (the life of Jesus and the anointing of the Holy Spirit that comes through prayer).
Let's continue to pray for those families who lost someone in the Paris massacre.
Religions can never be spread (ultimately) through war.  Only through peace, love and reconciliation.
We can't force someone to connect to Christ.
Only the Holy Spirit can do so.
Just a word for someone:  When it doubt - leave it out.
Reconciliation is the most important thing in any relationship.  Resolving every issue must always comes in second place.
You do not have to resolve every issue to be reconciled with someone.
So thankful for the moving of God this past week during our "Season of renewal."
Truly God was present - yet at the same time we desire "MORE"!
Please contact the church office for prayer - we as pastors consider it a privilege to have conversations with God about your needs!
Love you all.....

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