* It has been said that the local church is the hope the world. When the local church stewards the message of Christ it truly is the hope of the world. Many statistics say that the church as a whole is in decline, but don’t be deceived, Gods plan is still moving forward and his church is part of that. * We have been given a mandate and a call to reach a lost and dying world and it takes all of us to accomplish this great mission and task. I matter. You matter. We matter. We are the Church. From the Sermon Series: One ... See MoreSee Less
* One of the greatest resources that we have sits next to us on Sunday. God strategically placed us here and now with those that are around us. God graciously blessed us with the gift of relationship. * These people that we get to do life with are a precious gift and like with any precious gift we should cherish them. We should never take for granted who God has allowed to be in our lives. * Its important to keep and cultivate these relationships and also be willing to develop new ones. We must be willing to grow in all areas including that of new friendships and relationships.
* When the world around us sees us, they also see the church. We are a reflection not only of Christ but also of our church. * Our actions and reactions matter. The way that we carry ourselves matter. Our pursuit of righteousness and holiness matters. * We should never take for granted that we are being watched and that we hold great influence with those that we are around.
* The church is the people of God saved by the power of God through his son Jesus. This means that we don’t stop being the church when we walk out of our place of worship. *The church doesn’t end at the end of the pew. The church is where the black top begins and where we take it. * When we begin to personalize the fact that we are the Church we will begin to make a greater difference.
Perhaps you are someone that when the word church is mentioned you think of a particular building or a place that you had an experience with the Lord. But the fact of the matter is that the church isn’t any of those things, the church is you and I. ... See MoreSee Less