Now & Then

now-and-thenIt is so easy for God’s people to drift from God’s ideal. As a church, are we in danger of drifting away from what God desires us to be? Every now and then, it is important that we remind ourselves that our standard can only be God’s Word. We must be a church that pleases Jesus according to his standard and not our own.

Today, Jeff took some time in between the Grace series and the Legacy series to address the state of our church.  While I personally have never known a time when our church has been so strong (40 people have been saved in the last few weeks, we baptized 8 today, we have a large Connect class every week, etc.), are we still a people of the Book?

When it comes to leadership, church discipline, church activities, and so many more other things, are we truly living by the Book?  Jeff looked at the story of Josiah that when he encountered the Book, he changed everything.  You need to listen to this message.  You can hear it here.

Today, we worshiped to:

  • He is Exalted – Shane and Shane
  • Forever – Chris Tomlin
  • Thy Word – Amy Grant
  • High and Lifted Up – Hillsong

I love to hear your praises fill up that room, but I know Jesus will love it more when you live his praise all week long!  Get after it!

Next week, we are starting a new series entitled Legacy.  It is all about the home, and we have been planning and praying for this series for over a year.  I get the honor of preaching the first message next week.  Strap yourselves in boys and girls, May is going to be intense.

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