Faith Parry| January 17, 2020
Jesus replied, “Now the time has come for the Son of Man to enter into his glory. I tell you the truth...
Our theme for our 21 days in 2020 is Pursuing. The Holy Spirit pursues us from the moment of our birth. It is this preemptive work of the Holy Spirit that leads us to pursue God. As we study the Gospel of John, we will be looking at the passages through the book the Holy Spirit moved during Christ's ministry, how God pursed people, and where people pursued God. I challenge you to keep this idea in your mind as you fast, pray, and worship over these next three weeks. Look for places that God is seeking you and be actively seeking God.
We will be meeting for worship in our Sanctuary: Monday-Friday at 6:00 am and Saturday at 9:00 am. The worship will include praise, witness, a short message, and prayer, allowing you to get to work and school. These services will be family-friendly, so feel free to bring your children along and show them what it means to put God first.
The Methodist movement's foundation was a system of groups. That is what made Methodism different from the Anglican church. John Wesley believed that too many Anglicans were showing up for Sunday worship to receive their communion, check their "God Box," and go home unchanged.
To fix the issue for his Methodists, he created a system of groups where people could talk about what God was doing in their life, how they were challenged, what questions they had, and to share their struggles. They were living life together.
These groups transformed thousands of people in Europe and America. I encourage you to consider trying a group during these 21 days and see how it affects you. You can join a group we already have, or you can start your own. Find a group.
If you want to start a group for the 21 days, it's pretty simple. Talk to your friends and see if you can find 3–10 people who would like to do this devotional guide with you. If you all came to worship together, it would give you a more profound impact, but do what parts you can do.
Figure out where you want to gather and when. We have some spaces available at the church. Please call the church office to schedule if you want to use them, but feel free to be creative as well. Gather in your home, at a favorite coffee shop, or even at the park.
We'd love to know so we can help support your group with prayers and any help you need. Contact Pastor Faith so she can help.
The new year is a time for us to join together. All Christians, all faith backgrounds, all walks of life. No matter who you are, no matter what your church history is, we want you to spend these 21 days of worship with us. If you can't be with us all of the 21 days, that's ok. Be there when you can.
Can't physically make it to some or all of our 6:00 am worship services? That's ok. Join us on Lifestream. The Monday-Saturday morning services will be held in our Sanctuary. Let us know you joined online by registering your attendance below.
On Sunday morning, you can choose from our normal services.