What a wonderful time of worship we had on Sunday! As you think about Jesus’ charge to us (each of us and all of us together) to be his witnesses how do you feel? Remember, our job is not to convert anyone—only God does that! It is just to be witnesses—to share what we know is true. As Bill Bright used to say, the only failure at witnessing is failing to witness! Also, don’t forget that often we witness through our actions, by how we live as much as by what we say. If you feel daunted, relax! Jesus didn’t just give us a job, he promised to give us the resources to do it too! God’s own Spirit is available to you—just invite God into your day, your meeting, your commute—and see what He does!
I hope you can join us this Sunday for World Communion Sunday. If you would like to wear the traditional dress of a culture that is important to you, please feel free to do that! We will be kicking off a new series called “Walking with Jesus.” Paul starts his letter to the Ephesians with a stunning, sweeping, breathless run-on sentence about God’s amazing gifts to us. Come and see what the fuss is about!
May God bless you this week as you bless those around you!
Dear FPC— What a joy it is for Alice and me to get into the normal rhythm of life with you! I hope that you are finding some of our fall programs and ministries that fit how God has gifted you. We have a lot of exciting things coming up in October that you will […]