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The Body....

July 17th, 2019

This past Sunday I preached about our vision and what the purpose of our church is. We will continue that thought as we dig into 1 Corinthians 12 and we talk about the body of Christ. Specifically how we operate together with our personal spiritual gifts. Like the human body, the body of Christ is made up of lots of different parts. This Sunday I will give everyone a Spiritual Gift inventory to help you get a better understanding on what gifts you have. Once we know what our gifts are, then we can serve the church to achieve our purpose. Once we all find out how God has gifted us, we then as a church can better understand how we can be the hands and feet of Jesus. 

A special note: The heat is on it's way for our area. This Friday and Saturday July 19th and 20th we will have free bottled water out in front of our church during the day. It is one way we as a church can care for our community.   ‚Äč

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Why Do we exist?

July 11, 2019

This upcoming Sunday I will be preaching about vision. Maybe a question we should start with is why does our church exist? It seems in many churches that they have lost there vision and really don't have a clue why they are even existing. As I listen to conversations in our church it seems we have the same problem. Maybe in our own lives we have asked the question, "what on earth am I here for". We should be asking the same question in our churches today. I believe it's time for us to stop playing church and to be the church. To stop being religious and making sure we do all the right religious things in our churches each Sunday. 

The purpose of meeting with a group of believers every Sunday is clear in Acts 2:42, "They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and to fellowship, to the braking of bread and to prayer".

So the four things we should be doing together is: 1. Teaching 2. Fellowship 3. Worship 4. Prayer

Those are the four things we should be doing as a body of Christ. We as a church exist to do the same four things the early church did. 

Their is more that we need to do as a church and as a group of followers of Jesus Christ. Hopefully this wets your appetite to hear more about vision and purpose this Sunday.