Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Living Word

The Living Word

I love reading and studying God’s Word. It brings life, healing, and encouragement. The Hebrew writer says that it is alive and active. It is alive in the form of Jesus and the activity He does through us. Timothy says it is “God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that God’s people may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17). It should be the foundation from which every Nation, State, City, Church, Family, and individual receives daily strength. I, like the Apostle Paul, “have become Jesus’ servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness – the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the Lord’s people” (Colossians 1:25-26). We are so blessed to be a part of such a great church that stands on the promises of God. I am just praising the Lord today for His faithfulness and privilege to pastor wonderful, God-fearing people. To think that God has chosen to make Himself known to us is overwhelming. He is the hope of glory and lives in each one of us.

There are a few things I want to remind you of coming up in the life of our church. This Sunday is our last Summer picnic. It will be at the Morse’s home. Directions will be provided on Sunday so plan to come out following the morning services. It will begin at 1 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks will be provided. Bring a dish or snack items to share and join us for some great fellowship. We will also be baptizing a few people and praising the Lord for His saving power.

Come out on Wednesday nights for the “My Hope with Billy Graham” Matthew training at 6:45 p.m. We will learn how to effectively share our faith with those who need the hope of Christ. Materials will be provided for you to follow up and disciple those who have made a decision to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. There are activities for children and teens during that time. Tonight, elementary children are leaving at 6:30 to try their hand at archery. So bring them early for that event.

On Sunday, August 25, we're hosting a Sneak Peek at the FLC Renovation Project. Doughnuts will be provided between services as you view the renovations during this exciting time of seeing the Family Life Center progress. We are just $15,610 from reaching our goal. Not too far to go. Let’s rally together and see this project fully funded.

There are many great days ahead for Findlay First. God is doing a new and exciting work. “We proclaim Jesus, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me” (Colossians 1:28-29). I am energized…

May God reveal Himself through you today as you faithfully follow His lead.

Joy in Jesus!

Pastor Mike

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