Our Mission Statement as a church is:
To bring people into an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ and each other.
The last two Sundays, Harry Fleming has preached on important parts of this statement. Week one was all about ‘bringing people‘ and week 2 was all about the forgiving power of ‘Jesus Christ‘. You can watch those messages here. The sermon series is called, “The Skinny on PromiseLand” and it explores ‘the why’ behind ‘the what’ of everything we do.
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On Wednesday night, Nov 2nd. Our team that traveled to Nigeria will report in on how everything went. We will be showing video, pictures, telling stories, playing instruments, etc. PLUS, you don’t want to miss our cool new clothes! The service starts at 7pm. We will be streaming it online as usual.
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For the last month, I have been studying the book of Acts and it really encourages me. When I consider the ways of the modern church and all of its ‘technique’, it is refreshing to read scripture and be reminded of the power of God apart from our ways.
One of the things that really caught my eye is the way the apostles preach. They preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Jews, and it seems to be done the same way every time. The Jews have a strong foundation and knowledge of Jehovah, yet they do not know or recognize that Jesus is the Christ or Son of God. Peter consistently tells them that Jesus is the Christ of the God they ALREADY know. He is not trying to introduce completely new material, but give them a new revelation based on something familiar. After the people accept the truth and commit to Jesus, Paul does not make them remounce anything they believe about God already. It seems that the revelation of WHO Jesus is, is the only truth they need to be set free and saved.
What if we could use the same formula for preaching and bring people to knowing who Jesus is as savior?
Our church has joined Operation Pray Me Home. A mission to adopt US soldiers, and pray for them and their families while in battle. It has developed into much more for both the soldiers and us.
One of the soldiers lost his life in the battle last month and the host family from PSM was invited to the funeral ceremony. Check out this amazing story from our members: Sylvia and her son, Ryan.