Dear Church Family,
It’s a whole new season, the Fall. Football. 5th Quarters. I pray that there will be lots of rain as the weather changes. I think we will be dedicating our remodeled sanctuary, foyer and fellowship hall on October 2. I’m very thankful for your patience, good attitude and support as we’ve endured the inconveniences. And, thanks to the SUIT team for their time and energy invested.
What do you think about this statement? If you can explain what God is doing at your church, God is not the one doing it.
Our conference leader this past Saturday, Jonathan Smith, started his clinic with that
observation. The point is, of course, that God does supernatural, unexplainable things that surprise and amaze and transcend our version of reality. We can DO church as human beings with intelligence and devotion. We can DO worship with talented leadership. We can DO Bible study. We can DO children’s programs.
But for what we do to make an eternal difference, to build the Kingdom of God, to produce life-change, we NEED God to do it! God the Father has a majestic, supernatural purpose for us and for our church. Jesus the Son has made it all possible by doing the mystical, wonderful work of dying sacrificially and rising triumphantly. Now the Holy Spirit is working on earth in the hearts of believers, in the church, through circumstances, and with the Word of God, to produce CHANGED LIVES.
Our new Wednesday night Worship and Prayer service is powerful. We are praying prayers of confession to be right with the Lord, then we are praying for our church and its people and activities. We want God to do supernatural things whenever we meet. Prayer is the engine that drives the Church! Come for the praise and worship and prayer time and see what you begin to see as God answers our prayers.
Another powerful statement that JJ and I have been saying to each other and hearing from others very often lately is: Jesus didn’t die on the cross to make bad people better. He died to bring dead people to life.
We are in the business of revival, reforming, renewing, commitments and “religion.” But in the end, every one of us needs to experience the supernatural, mystical miracle of God that generates eternal life in those who are dead in trespasses and sins. And we need to go on experiencing the supernatural throughout our earthly lives!