January 24, 2011
January has been “A Fresh Start” for everyone at FUMC Out Of The Box Worship Center. We have opened our hearts and minds to the realization that we are God’s original masterpieces; we are not useless and God can use people like us to further His kingdom here on earth. The sermons this month were all about “A Fresh Start”.
Five steps to A Fresh Start
- Identify the pain in your life
- Recognize that it’s all about God
- Reveal the truth about yourself
- Release the past
- Trust God’s ways and say yes to God
I believe that God wants to do something new in our lives and that God offers everybody a fresh start. God is a God of second chances. John 10:10 in The Message says this, “A thief is only there to steal and to kill and destroy. I came so that they can have real and eternal life, a more and better life than they ever dreamed of.” Jesus said the thief comes to steal our happiness; the thief comes to steal anything that’s any good in our lives. Jesus said I’ve come so that they can have a life and a better life than they ever dreamed of. What is that big dream in your life and what’s the motivation for it? All of us have had dreams in our life, things we have anticipated and dreamed about. But, God’s dream is that you come back into that image of Him before it was broken by sin. God wants to shape you into His image and this is His dream for you and your life. The good news is that we have a Savior who offers us a fresh start, a new beginning, and all of us at Out Of The Box Worship Center are ready to grab a hold of that fresh start and begin again with Jesus. We are going on to perfection.
Isaiah 6:8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then said I, Here am I; send me.
On February 6th, I will be speaking about Heaven and introducing the new Life Group that will be studying Randy Alcorn’s book “Heaven”.
The next three Sundays in February, we will begin a new series called “Full and Overflowing” based on Malachi 3:10.
I extend a personal invitation to everyone at the Mother Church to visit Out Of The Box Worship Center on Sunday mornings at 9:30am and see what God is doing here in this special place.
Attendance at Out Of The Box Worship Center