December 10, 2012
We had another blessed day at Out Of The Box. 227 people in attendance, many new faces of people who left with huge smiles on their faces. People are coming downtown and they are finding the love Jesus came to share. At this time of year it is so easy to “forget” what the season is really all about. We are busy buying gifts, putting up the decorations, attending all the parties, so many things to keep us bust. Remember the tool that I shared yesterday to help us remember.
Penny – Past – Our sin is in the past and our past is forgiven. Matter of fact if you are a Christ follower your past, present, and future sin is forgiven.
Nickel – Now – Now God’s Holy Spirit lives in you. The same Power who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. Be Good.
Dime – Destiny – As a Christ Follower we have a Title Deed to a piece of property in heaven. This is not our home.
Quarter – Spiritual Growth – Only one-quarter of the seed that is planted in our lives will take root and produce fruit. Plant Lots Of Seed.
In order to help you plant lots of seed, I offered a gift to you yesterday. The gift of reading and learning the New Testament with you in 2013. Here is a link to the post that will explain all of this to you.
We had the awesome opportunity to baptize two little ones yesterday and to receive two new members. God is still changing lives. It is my hope for all of us in this Christmas season that we will slow down, contemplate the season, the celebration, the salvation, and the reconciliation offered to us by the Greatest Gift ever offered. Remember the gift I have offered to you is like the gift of God’s son, they have to be accepted, opened, and followed.