We are gearing up for our Scaling the Summit Adventure. As we prepare for the journey these next couple of weeks, Pastor Zeb will be sharing messages entitled, “Stand Up!” and “Glimpsing the Glory.” Following the service on Sunday, February 7, we will begin passing out binders for the” Scaling the Summit: Free-Falling into the Life of Jesus.” There is no need to order a study guide. Please take a binder home with you if you are planning on participating or joining a small group. There is no cost for the binders. If you choose to order additional reading materials, please use the sign-up in the foyer.
Our Scaling the Summit: Free-Falling into the Life of Jesus begins February 14. Leaders for each group are listed in the foyer on the sign-up sheets.
Sunday I was overjoyed to announce the 2016 Scaling the Summit theme. It is my hope that you will have a growing excitement about what you are about to embark on as the time draws near. More than that though, I hope you are prayed up! Be ready for what God is about to do in you.
The truth is that we learn how to follow Christ from each other with the help of the Holy Spirit. As a result, there are some bad habits like pre-judgments, idols, labels, and rules that can become what Christians cling to in order to feel secure. During this experience, I want to challenge you to examine and reflect on your walk and think honestly about how/if these habits have slipped into the way you follow Christ.
True Disciples of Christ don’t resemble a religion; they resemble Jesus. So, I am throwing down the gauntlet! The challenge is to let go! Let go of your need to be right. Let go of the labels, the idols, the prejudices, and the rules! Instead, Free-Fall into the Life of Jesus Christ, the life of grace, the life of love, the life of truth! I want to suggest that today’s world needs the church but only the church that is following Christ and Him alone. Let’s do this! It’s time to Free-Fall.
Our youth are collecting sponsors for the 30-Hour Famine that they will be participating from February 26-27. Their time of fasting will be followed up with an All-Church Potluck at 6PM on Saturday, February 27. Please sign up in the foyer if you are attending the potluck! We hope to see you there.