Here’s a few things that are burning on my heart to share with you today…
First, I am still blown away by the things that God did Sunday morning! We saw three people come to faith in Christ (We literally watched them go from spiritual death to life! AMAZING!) and dozens make a decision to step out from the baggage of the world and say God “Here I am” use me! THAT IS AWESOME!! Remember…faith in Christ is not the end destination it is the beginning of a new life and a new journey! Our personal encounter with God doesn’t stay personal…It goes public!
I also want to say that I am PUMPED about the baptisms this Sunday!! It never gets old seeing people publicly profess their faith in Christ and it’s always incredible as we celebrate the new life that we have in Jesus. I want to encourage you all to come out and celebrate with us this Sunday…If heaven is throwing a party we should too!! (Luke 15)
Finally, I am already loving our current series The Vision. We are looking at the vision that God has given us, Connection Church, but more importantly the vision that God has for HIS CHURCH! If we can grab hold of the things we talk about in these four messages I truly believe God will use us to CHANGE THE WORLD! Amazing…WE GET TO BE A PART OF LIVES AND ETERNITIES BEING ALTERED!! CHANGED LIVES ARE A POWERFUL PERSUASION FOR CHRIST! Remember…Our purpose in life is advancing the Kingdom and this CAN and WILL happen when we unlock the potential God has placed within us with some key truths…
- A personal encounter with JESUS leads to a clear public purpose. (1 Samuel 9:27)
- You HAVE BEEN appointed and empowered to advance God’s Kingdom! (1 Samuel 10:1-2)
- You have a NEW LIFE that came with a NEW PURPOSE! (1 Samuel 10:8-13)
- You ARE who HE says you are…PERIOD!! (1 Samuel 10:14-16)
- We’ve got to come out from under the baggage and step into our God given PURPOSE! (1 Samuel 10:17-24)
Grab hold of these truths and let’s change the face of the earth with HIS GLORY! If you missed this message check it out on the website or you can hear it on itunes by searching Connection Church in the itunes store.
Have a great week!!!