Tonight is our annual Family Fun Night at Halloween where we partner with the TV station near the church and others. There will be free hotdogs, popcorn, inflatables, trunk or treat and more. Volunteers need to arrive at 5pm, and please bring more bags of candy with you. Thanks to our own Matthew Perdue for helping make this event a huge success.
The Community Fellowship was formed to meet people where they are and demonstrate the love of God to our community while we get their attention. This event, and all the events we do, is one more way to share Christ. Come out. Pass the word. Let’s make a difference!
"God is not just the starting point of your life; he is the source of it." - Rick Warren
Are you at the end of the rope? Do you have nowhere else to turn?
Many people find that those two places are the very ones where they find God. That’s where we find God in incredible ways. Yet along the journey we are on through the good and bad times, He has been there. Too many people, including Christians, have God as their last resort when He ought to be the very first place we go.
Relationships are important, and this is seen by the time, commitment and investment we make in the people we encounter. If you care about a person, you spend time with them. If you love them, you invest in their lives and in what they see is important. From time to time it may be critical to re-evaluate your relationships. What is important? What will last? What needs to be set aside?
It is Halloween! There are a few people thinking the God kind of thoughts, yet there are many who would rather wrap themselves in the fun of the day. I am not knocking the day and all that happens on it, but God wants to be wrapping Himself around us and living through us. What can we do to let that happen?
The only way to change our thinking is to let God fill our thinking…
Romans 11:36 NLT
“For everything comes from him; everything exists by his power and is intended for his glory. To him be glory evermore. Amen.”
Everything finds it beginning and its continuing in God. He is our power, and He is the one who loves us so much.
“But we know that there is only one God, the Father, who created everything, and we exist for him. And there is only one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom God made everything and through whom we have been given life.”
Nothing can change that fact. We can know this fact and others will know this fact as we allow it to flow through our lives.
Ephesians 5:1-2 NLT
“Follow God's example in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love for others, following the example of Christ, who loved you and gave himself as a sacrifice to take away your sins. And God was pleased, because that sacrifice was like sweet perfume to him.”
Life is all about God. I have said that before, and I believe it. You have agreed to that fact or at least questioned it. That is not a problem. It might even be an open door to share with others, yet do our actions and our beliefs match? Lets turn to God before we get the end of the rope and let our lives be all about God. Lets help others find God and allow Him to transform their lives as he has our lives!
NOTE: much of this post was shared in October of 2006.