We’ve been reminded over the past few months of the imperative statement made by Jesus in Matthew 5, when Jesus told His followers that they are the salt of the earth and the light of the world.  It is clear that Jesus didn’t make this optional, and the statement is still as true today as it was when He said it!   Our church has a responsibility, as ordered by Jesus, to be the difference and an example to a lost and dying world.  Our call as Christians is to be the living example of His hands, His feet, His countenance, His love. This is why it is so important to have an intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit, a relationship that grows and is nurtured every day.  Not being in that “place” He wants us to be hurts the cause of Christ, making our “light” dull, and our “salt” less salty.  It is vital to make your prayer life a priority, and to be in His word as much as possible!

We have an opportunity to take this order and put it into action!  On Saturday May 5, 2018, at 6:00PM, multiple churches from all over WNC will come together for a   community service at City-County Plaza, utilizing the amphitheater in Pack Square Park. Earlier in the day our student ministry, along with other student ministries from other churches, will be bombarding the downtown area with a special invitation to the service.  We encourage you to pray, come early and bring a chair. This service isn’t promoting a church, a man or a personality; rather we will be proclaiming the name of Jesus!  In a world that is dark, Jesus is the light! To those who are lost, He can find them! Broken people can find healing, in Jesus!  Addiction can be defeated, in Jesus! To them that are hopeless, there is life eternal, in Jesus! There is such raw, unimaginable, uncontrollable power in His precious, holy, name.  It is our duty, and our privilege, to claim it.

Please be praying and preparing to be a part of this special opportunity. Invite your friends and family and let us, together, carry out the order to be salt and light to a city that needs Jesus!

You are loved and prayed for!

In His Service,

Winston and Miranda Parrish

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