Monday, January 21, 2013
On the last Sunday evening of each month for 2013, we will be participating in "The Truth Project". "The Truth Project" is a challenging study, for youth and adults, that will encourage you to look at God's blueprint for life and equip you with a systematic and Biblical framework for making decisions and understanding Truth...seeing God's design for living out the Christian worldview in daily lives! Our first lesson is this Sunday evening, January 27th, at 6 pm. We hope to see you there!
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Tomorrow we will be giving our best wishes to Chris Jewell. He will be leaving on Monday for the Marines boot camp in San Diego. We will be having a potluck dinner after the worship service so that you visit with him. Chris, know we will be praying for you...
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
The new year arrived just a few short hours ago! Have you been wondering what 2013 will hold for you? I've been thinking about some resolutions that would be good for me to embrace this next year, but in all honesty, they are not something I am very fond of! Oh, don't get me wrong…there is nothing wrong with wanting to "resolve" to improve or better ourselves…that is good! But what usually happens with resolutions? After a few days or a couple weeks, they are forgotten. My heart's desire for this next year is that daily I will drawer closer to Jesus in all that I do….I want to live better for Him day by day, hour by hour, moment by moment…not just in the year ahead but for every day of my life that remains. Don't be afraid to ask me how I am doing!
I've been asking the Lord to give me a word to focus on for this next year in our ministry at Anoka Wesleyan. He revealed it to me on Sunday morning…"oneness"…that we would become as Jesus spoke in John 17 "The goal is for all of them to become one heart and mind - just as you, Father, are in me and I in you, so they might be one heart and mind with us…so they'll be unified and together as we are …then they'll be mature in this oneness, and give the godless world evidence that you've sent me and love them in the same way you've loved me."
2013…as we work together for His Kingdom this next year, may it indeed be with a spirit of oneness… working together to transform lives in our church and community through the hope and holiness of Jesus Christ!