The Word of God causes us to be born again and can also cause us to grow again. Therefore, we should both desire it and consume it, especially since we know how good it is.
Focusing on the need to “grow up” spiritually, the service was planned all around understanding the goodness of God and the willingness for that good God to make any changes in us whatsoever necessary.
Many from our team had been helping out with some part of Harvestfest last night, so we were all running on fumes but the best type of fumes. The worship team did great this morning leading the way. There was so much passion and authenticity.
It was great being a part of the baptisms today. Seeing adults get baptized and starting their walk with the church was amazing. I also always get excited seeing a father baptize one of his own. Special times.
During the second set of music, we wanted to display God’s work in our lives in making us more and more holy. As we sang “Have Thine Own Way Lord,” Whitney pounded away at the potter’s wheel. It was a very special time singing “You are the Potter, I am the clay, mold me and make me after Thy will,” watching her have her way with the vessel. We continued with the theme as we sang, “how he placed my feet on solid ground.”
Jeff’s message was great. It was such a great reminder of what holiness is supposed to look like and where it comes from. Jeff mentioned how we need the unadulterated Word of God. So much of what we hear is the extra stuff. We get addicted to the nonessentials and not focus on the essentials. His description of what it means to add to the Word of God or to take away from it is a serious reminder for how we need to approach the reading of God’s Word and the preaching of God’s Word.
We ended the song by singing “Holy.” This is the 2nd song from our 1 Peter project. It was great to hear our church sing along to it even though they have only heard it a couple of times.
Don’t forget that Connect is tonight if you are interested in joining the church!