Last week we had our annual leadership banquet held at the University of Findlay. We call it “Onpoint.” The purpose of the event is to celebrate what God is doing in and around the church, be reminded of how God wants to use us together to do “Big” things for the Kingdom of God, and see how we are better together.
As I was preparing I was overwhelmed at how many leaders we have in our church. We truly are blessed with many great servant leaders in every age group and ministry. Let me share with you some Truths from God’s Word that encompasses the culture that our leadership creates together.
“Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered” Proverbs 11:25.
“Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you” Luke 6:38.
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many” Mark 10:45.
“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms” 1 Peter 4:10.
“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ” Colossians 3:23-24.
“The I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?’ Then I said, ‘Here I am. Send me!’” Isaiah 6:8.
God is moving in a powerful way amongst us. It is good to be surrounded with people who are “Can do” people committed to building the Church and reaching the lost in Jesus name. It is so refreshing to serve with people at every capacity. My heart is full with the satisfaction of knowing that together we are better and over the top when we live by faith in the One who is our All in all.
Let me remind you of our Harvest Dinner this Sunday night at 5:30pm. Details will be in our bulletin this Sunday. There will be an opportunity to give non-perishable items for Chopin Hall as you come and put “giving” back in Thanksgiving. I am looking forward to seeing what the Lord continues to do through his Holy Spirit on Sunday as we worship together. May God give you more opportunities to see miracles throughout this day…
Joy in Jesus!
Rev. Mike McClurg
Senior Pastor, Findlay First Church of the Nazarene