In All This, Don’t Forget to be a Christian!
It’s easy to get lost in all this big promotion and forget the big purpose of it all… that YOU live right… tomorrow!
We’re not promoting big trips so that SOME DAY when you go on this big trip your life will be turned around by the preaching. We want you to go on these big trips with a heart that’s ALREADY in tune with God and desiring to hear from Him. Big days like the Preaching Rally come fast, and big-time preparation like we had yesterday at the workday can make you think, “Yeah. I did my spiritual thing this week. I’m right with God.”
But did you read your Bible this week? Did you pray? Did you do right? Did you confess your sin and repent (turn away) from it this week? Did you purpose to come this morning and contribute to the services, or are you just here? I mean, by what you do today, will our church be able to “Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. Despise not prophecyings.” Are you rejoicing today? Did you pray? Are you eager about the preaching?
Don’t mistake big days and events as your spirituality. Your personal walk with God is what makes you spiritual; not coming to a workday or going to our Preaching Rally. In all this big promotion for camp, the Heartland trip and the Preaching Rally, don’t lose sight of the fact that the guy you’ll sit next to in homeroom tomorrow is probably lost and could go to hell if he dies tomorrow night. Don’t forget that your thoughts are being recorded by God, not just your actions. Don’t forget to be… Christian. Do right, but love God first. The outward won’t last if it doesn’t come from the inward love for God.
Love God. Love others. Do right. Great job yesterday. Everyone in the church saw how good of workers you were. It was absolutely evident. For what it’s worth, I was proud…
P.R. REGISTRATION TEAM MEETING – TONIGHT AT 5:30
P.R. FOOD TEAM MEETING – AFTER TONIGHT’S SERVICE
PREACHING RALLY – THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18
Please see Mrs. Gina to sign up and pay ($5) today. The rally will be from 11:00-3:30 pm. Hope you’re getting as excited as I am!
COMBINED SUNDAY SCHOOL – NEXT SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19
JASON GADDIS/WAYNE HARDY PREACHING – NEXT SUN, FEB. 19
GIBF MEETING – Monday – Wednesday, Feb. 20 – 22. Great preaching every day and every night. Plan to come (and don’t forget to serve if you signed up to help!)