State of the Union 2016
As we begin each year we like to take some time to celebrate together as a church family what God has done in the previous year and to talk about where we believe we are headed together in the year that lies ahead. We affectionately call this our “State of the Union” message. During this year’s State of the Union, Lead Pastor, John Reeves, spent some time talking through Deuteronomy 2 and reflecting on how God is patient, even when we don’t follow His instructions. Like a good Father, He not only corrects the Israelites, but also allows them the opportunity to see Him move – even in their disobedience. Bringing it forward into the New Testament (and even more forward to today), John makes the case that Jesus was clear on His instructions to His followers: make disciples. John borrowed the analogy of our spiritual lives are like a house with a few key rooms: the front porch, the foyer, the living room and the kitchen. As we look forward to 2016, John challenged us to corporately get better at “living on the front porch”. Further, he challenged us to individually pursue intentional opportunities to “invite others into our kitchen”. He closed out our time together by explaining the very simple call to action for our church family in 2016: make disciples. Next week we’ll begin the journey together as we start to explore the Gospel of John.
If you would like to begin a conversation about following Jesus or would like to talk more about how your story and the Gospel connect, we would love to hear from you.
- 1.State of the Union 2016 [video]