We are going to have an Awesome August! It’s the new September. It’s when things Start!
Not too many years ago, things started in September. People took vacations in August - what? It was the time, however, that people started to think about things, like school and church and football, but just started to, nothing too serious. Now, if you don’t have your schedule set, plans made, and supplies purchased you might just lose out.
We don’t want to be like that, do we? We are going to get ready. We want to set the stage for the rest of the year. Our word this fall will be OUT. As in Look Out, Think Outside the box, Outreach, Outward focused, Out there, Outside the walls of our church so that we can bring them to Jesus. We will have two special speakers who will help us with that.
Guest Speakers On Sunday, August 11, Adam Venters, the coordinator for Metro BCM at UALR will be our guest speaker. It will be a time to invite friends who are interested in hearing about the Campus Ministry in Little Rock. We will end the service with a special time of prayer for Adam and the Metro BCM. On Sunday, August 18, Pastor Kim, from the Istanbul Baptist Church, will be with us to share how God is at work among Iranian Christian refugees in Turkey. He is vibrant and compassionate about the Lord and the work he has been called to. (This is the church I was able to preach in when I went to Turkey.) We will want to take a special offering that day to bless that ministry.
Romans 8 Sermon Series On Sunday, August 25, I will be starting a Sermon Series on Romans 8. Romans 8 is about Living in the Spirit- the security we have in Christ, that we are more than conquers in Christ Jesus, that we cannot be separated from the love of Christ and more. It will help us to reach more people for Christ.
Who’s Your One? As a part of our emphasis on Looking Out, we will be involved in, Who’s Your One? It is a very simple challenge – will you pray for one month for one lost person to be saved? What if everyone in our church was praying for a lost person? Do you think some people would be saved? I do. What if everyone in the churches around us were praying for someone? Could Revival be far away? October will be designated as Who’s Your One Month. I will be preaching on it and you will be praying for someone or maybe several someones. October 27 will be Who’s Your One Sunday and we will be rejoicing over the number of people in attendance and the number of people saved.
Several times in recent months, Bob Jeffers has led us in singing the song, We Have Come into His House. The second line of that song says, “Let’s forget about ourselves and magnify the Lord and worship Him.” Let’s do that this fall. Let’s let our focus be others. Let’s Love God, love others, and serve all.
I love being your pastor, Scott
PS. I can’t wait to see how the Lord is going to Repair our Parking Lot!! Keep praying.