This is reason 3 of 5 why we do back2school. Last night was amazing as a few hundred people joined together to prepare over 1,700 backpacks for this weekend’s outreach.
When churches get together to work together to impact the community, it really is the big “C” church doing what God called us to do. It is not about building a certain minister’s reputation or growing a certain church’s kingdom. It is about making our Savior famous by serving those who often can give us nothing in return.
That is just what happened last night with the backpacks and what will happen this weekend as over 1,300 students and their families come to our place to be blessed. And this is only the beginning there is much more to come in the days and even years ahead.
Acts 1:14 NASB
These all with one mind were continually devoting themselves to prayer, along with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.
Acts 2:45 NASB
and they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need.
Philippians 2:3 NASB
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;
The divisions that exist among churches are so difficult. Yes, there are things or beliefs that we will continue to disagree on. But Jesus is the prime, He is the first and last, He is our salvation and the gift of God. By choosing as churches to work together we honor God and do so much more.
Presbyterian. Christian. Methodist. Baptist. Church of God. Pentecostal. Fundamental. Conservative. Liberal. And so many other labels all set aside for a common cause and because Jesus must be shared with these students and their families.
I pray that more people will join us and more people will find the reality that our real and lasting and only hope is in Christ alone. Join us for back2school 2016 by serving this weekend. Join us in making a bigger impact in our community and far beyond.