The Lord himself has set aside His bride, the church, and with this calling comes a purpose and call to action. In scripture, the church is likened to a body with many members; each have different functions, but with equal importance each are linked and full of life. This picture illustrates God’s purpose for the called-out body of believers to be alive and set in motion by the Spirit. Acts 17 offers an interesting description of the early New Testament Church as,“…the ones who turned the world upside down”.The early church, being invigorated by the moving of the Holy Ghost, changed the world around them, challenged the culture, and showed a level compassion the world had never seen.
What a joy it has been to see our church “set in motion” with activities and outreach within the past months. From our men’s community outreach, youth camps and Vacation Bible School, God has multiplied the efforts of our volunteers, impacted countless lives and blessed us with a special spirit of unity.
Our summer of impact continues on Sunday, August 18th at 4:00 PM with Back to School Sunday. Every K4 through 12th grade student will receive a backpack filled with much needed school supplies. At our evening service each student will have a chance of winning an IPad and other great prizes. After the evening service our Awana leaders will hold registration for the upcoming Awana year.
Church family, thank you for the love and support you have shown for our children and teens during the last few months. Only heaven will reveal the difference you have made. Let’s join together in prayer as we continue to turn the world upside down for the glory of God.
Pastor Zach Cicillian