Dear Friends and Family of LCC,
So last night Lisa and I watched CBS Sunday Morning. We DVR it, because, you know, I work on Sunday mornings. The weather man was breaking in every few minutes and he was sounding like we were in for a major blizzard. And it was getting closer .. and closer … and closer … He did all but say, “The sky is falling. Stay in your house under the bed.”
Our plan for Sunday morning, besides worship, communion, and teaching the Word of God, was to update the church on the progress on our future new Worship Center. All day Saturday they had been warning us about bad weather, but it was going to be later in the day so I was already a little disappointed that people would be staying home to stay safe.
So after the Saturday warnings, and after the sky is falling Sunday reports, we had a great Sunday. It was greatly attended and an incredible morning of worship, and it was exciting talking about LCC and our future ability to be more people, doing more ministry as God’s love with skin.
I shared how I had always dreamed of being the church people run to. That’s what we are supposed to be as the living stones body of Christ. We are to be a grace and truth church, the hope of the world. A group of changed people whose lives encourage others toward a relationship with Christ. You can see last weeks message and the notes to go with it by clicking … A Church People Run To …
So yes .. The body of Christ is supposed to be a church people know they can run to for change, for healing, to receive grace, truth and love. But doesn’t the great commission we received from Christ tell us we are to go to the people outside the church? I am glad you asked. It does.
…go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. Matt 28:19-20
So this Sunday I am excited to be teaching a message I am calling, “People A Church Runs To“. It has been exciting studying three, no four of my most favorite parables of Jesus this week. Jesus’ parables are not always that easy to understand, but these are. I can’t wait to tell you. It may change the way you look at every person you have ever met.
I can’t wait for Sunday. If you do not have a church home, or if you have not been at LCC in a long time, come to church Sunday. You will be welcomed with open arms. You will love being loved. You will be taught the word of God and Scott and our worship band will lead you in an awesome time of worship.
If you are part of the LCC family. Do not miss Sunday.
God bless from your brotha from anotha motha