We pick up today with my because you ask segment. Hopefully we’ve answered the questions “What is the gospel” and “why live it out“. This morning I want to remind each of you that we need each other. We were created to worship Him and the cool thing is, is that we get to do this together. I like to believe that their is strength in numbers…so today, I want to attempt to answer the question Why together?
I like talking about the gospel. I like letting Jesus’ light shine before everyone that I meet.
I truly want to be salt and light in a dark and bland world. Since I talk a lot about the gospel…people often ask WHY LIVE IT OUT?
WHAT IS THE GOSPEL?
I am writing to the membership and friends of the POINT this morning with a major prayer request for our church. If possible, I am asking that each of you share this post with all of your praying friends. I am believing that God is going to do something great in this unique challenge that we are facing as a church plant.
It’s early morning…I am sitting in my living room with my Christmas tree all aglow. I am all alone. The television is on and very low as Ralphie extols his true need for a genuine Daisy Red Rider BB gun. I love the Christmas Story, and like always, it airs for a full 24 hours…Wrapping paper is strewn everywhere…my living room looks well lived in, and for all of this I am very thankful. We celebrated Christmas last night with two of our daughters, a son in law and a boy friend. There were also three wonderful grandchildren. What a great night of celebration and gift giving with people that I love. I am excited that more of my family (another daughter, son in law and grandchild) are traveling, they will be on the road this afternoon and others will travel later in the week. But for now, I am enjoying the stillness of the morning, I am enjoying a great hot cup of coffee thinking about a very special young lady that delivered the awesome gift of coffee beans to my house last night…I am thinking about my Church family, knowing that many of them are celebrating with their children as I write this blog. Gifts…tis the season of gifts. Jesus, He is the ultimate gift. The gift given on Calvary’s cross is like no other gift, it is gift of promise, life, hope and a future…I am thinking about the promise of the coming year. I am thankful for many things on this warm cloudy Florida Christmas morning, but the thing that I am most thankful for is Jesus…My what a Savior, He loves me in spite of me. He has a plan…and I have a place in His plan, I have purpose. “For unto us a child is born…” He was born, but not in a normal way, it was supernatural. His birth split history in half, shepherds and kings bowed before Him, Angelic host joined in the worship of Bethlehem’s baby. Jesus…wrapped in swaddling clothes, placed in a manger came because God so loved the world…and He gave…He gave His one and only Son…Because He gave…I have hope and the promise of a future. I want to encourage you this morning to be still…take in the sights, sounds and smells of the season but be still…our world is constantly in motion and the things about us are always moving. On the docks just this morning I watched as a gentle breeze moved the boats and rigging. Ripples moved effortlessly across the top of the water, gulls soared aimlessly through the morning sky. “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Think about the greatest gift this morning…and every morning. Think about sharing the ultimate gift. Enjoy your family and friends, enjoy the season…but most of all…Enjoy Jesus and be still.I love you all! Merry Christmas <><
I love life…I really do…I want people, all people to know who I am and what I stand for. My love for my Savior is overwhelming…people need to hear about His life changing gospel. So today, I am pleading with you…Go and make something happen! Tell everyone How Jesus has changed your life…if you cannot pin point a time when He has made a difference, text of call me! I would love to share with you what my relationship means! God bless, and I love you all<><