This Sunday will mark the last Sunday of the church year. It is exciting to see all the things our church has been involved in. If you haven’t picked up our Faith Promise Brochure, you will want to get one this Sunday. We spent $92,386 directly to others last church year. During this Faith Promise weekend, our church pledged $39,654 toward our goal of $47,000. It was amazing to see how our World Evangelism efforts have helped to spread to 162 World Areas now. This morning, I will go with the We Care Committee to give the Women’s Resource Center $16,742.48 from our Legacy Offering taken on Palm Sunday. We will try to get a video of our presentation to show our church in the days ahead.
Another exciting thing is the interview for our Youth Pastor position this weekend. Pray for us to sense the Lord’s direction in hiring the right people to add to our Pastoral team.
If many more good things happen, you are going to have to pick your pastor up off the floor. We are experiencing tremendous days of God’s overflow.
I can’t help but think of what Paul writes to Timothy,
“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.”
1 Timothy 6:17-19
I believe our church is just scratching the surface of what God wants to do in and through His church. We are taking hold of life that is truly life. If you read on in this passage you will notice that Paul says to guard what God has entrusted to your care. He says to turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge. We need to not allow the enemy of our soul, our church, and our faith to rob us of these days by getting caught up in senseless conversations. He will do whatever he can do to distract us from what God is doing. Let’s encourage each other to be passionate for the things of God and humbly walk a godly life for others to be drawn to Jesus.
This Sunday we will be baptizing believers in the faith and worshiping our risen Savior. On Sunday night at 6pm, our Haiti Mission Team will be sharing the wonderful things that happened on the adventure to Jahanisse. Come with a longing to see God move amongst our church and community.
Joy in Jesus!
Rev. Mike McClurg
Senior Pastor, Findlay First Church of the Nazarene