This week I really don’t even know where to begin! It has already been an INCREDIBLE week and it’s only Monday! Here are five things that I am REALLY excited about right now:
- SALVATIONS – We had the AWESOME privilege of being a part of another person making a decision to place their faith in Christ on Sunday! If you claim to be a follower of Christ and that doesn’t get your blood pumping you better check your spiritual pulse!! There is truly nothing better than seeing people go from death to life as they trust Jesus for their salvation and surrender to Him as the Lord of their life. Remember…
- Apart from Jesus people are poor…In Christ we are rich.
- Apart from Jesus people are broken…In Christ we are made whole.
- Apart from Jesus people are bound…In Christ we are set free.
- Apart from Jesus people are in darkness…In Christ we walk in the light.
2. BAPTISMS – If you missed the baptisms Sunday you really ought to cover yourself in honey and sit in a fire ant bed! OK…that may be a little extreme but you really did miss out on a great time! We baptized 10 more people who made professions of faith in Jesus! One of those was my son Jackson who has talked non-stop about wanting to be baptized since the last baptisms in May. It was an awesome experience to baptize him and see the excitement he has had about professing his faith in Jesus in front of our church family!
3. MISSION TRIP – Not only did I get to baptize my middle son but I also get to take my oldest on his first mission trip this week. We will be going to Boone, NC with Kingdom Builders Ministries to do construction work for those in need. Please be in prayer for us (14 of us from Connection) as we go to be the hands and feet of Christ in North Carolina. I’ll be praying for all of you while I’m soaking up some good, cool mountain air!!
4. OUR CONNECTORS – I CAN NOT say enough how blessed I am by those who serve each week as Connectors (People who serve in the church to help connect unbelievers to God and believers to each other). You guys are doing an amazing job. Don’t ever underestimate the impact you are having on the Kingdom. I get so much feedback about how welcome people feel from their car to their seat. You know it’s Jesus when people are smiling while parking cars in the south Georgia July heat! REMEMBER our worship starts when people turn off of HWY 80 or Lester Rd. into the parking lot!
5. THIS SUNDAY – I am absolutely loving this series we are doing on The Vision! We are looking at God’s vision for His Church (The Big C) and Connection. I CAN NOT WAIT for this Sunday as we look at Luke 10:1-20 and talk about what the focal point of every church should be. That should be pretty obvious hence my first point this week…
Point 1 – Duh!
Be praying that God really opens our eyes to who He is and that people experience His life changing power through worship and His Word!
Have an awesome week! Looking forward to Sunday!