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- 8:15am - Prayer Time
- 9:15am - Bible Class
- 10:30am - Worship
Deal or No Deal
It was right at one year ago that we were first introduced to the idea of The Story. Since that time we have been systematically praying, planning, preparing and organizing so that The Story might have the biggest impact for good possible upon our church and community. Now almost everything is in place. As was presented in the lesson time this morning, what happens next is in large part, up to you.
I keep wondering what our church will be like if everyone follows through with the commitments made this morning. Surely our knowledge will be enriched. Reading The Story personally and then exploring each chapter in Bible classes will certainly help us to be a more Biblicaly literate people. I’m optimistic that our families will grow closer to one another. Nothing builds unity like working together on for a common purpose. I’m envisioning our families reading together and talking among themselves about the messages they are learning from God’s Word. I’m praying that our love for one another grows stronger and deeper as we share our lives with those in our Story Groups. What will happen in our worship services as 400-500 of us all devote ourselves to the common purpose of knowing God and following his will for our lives?
Finally, can you imagine the 31 week result of every person committing themselves to align their story with God’s story? You can dream about what might be, but always remember that the only person who’s decisions you can control is yourself. You can encourage others, teach, admonish, and exhort. But in the end, you are the only one who do what you need to do for The Story to impact your life. That’s why I ended today’s message with the words of Joshua, “As for me and my household, we will serve the LORD”. Amen, me too Joshua, me too.