Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we'd better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he's there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Big church multiplies!!
Long have Christians debated the merits of the size of a church. Each have their own pros and cons from large to small. The knock on a large church has always been its not personal, you are just a number, you get lost in the shuffle. This may be true if you aren't plugged in, it is easier to slip in and out with no one noticing in a large church. Our experiance the last 8 weeks is, if you are plugged in things get multiplied. If I needed help anytime of day, I have countless people to call on( yes John, I would call your generation for early morning and mine for late evening). It is such a blessing to have so many behind us and wanting to help, we actually have more help then we require. The freezer is full, furniture has been moved, kids entertained and I am so thankful for everyone's help. Mike
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