What an awesome time of worship yesterday at Church at the Grove! I love celebrating and participating in communion. I think we need to celebrate communion more often!
I shared yesterday about visiting with a lady in my neighborhood that was near stepping into eternity. Well, yesterday she took that step. Miss Judy passed away yesterday afternoon and as I went to visit with her family a few friends I couldn’t help but think of what we talked about yesterday at CATGrove; HEAVEN! Because of her faith in Jesus, Miss Judy is getting a close up and personal experience of Heaven right now! It was so comforting and joyful, while it was sad, to be able to pray with her family and speak of the fact that she is in no more pain and she suffers no more. She is in the presence of God! YES!
What a day we all have to look forward to if we have turn to follow Jesus, to be reunited with our family members and loved ones and friends.
I love reading Revelation 21:4. It would be a great verse to memorize.
I spoke of two great concerns yesterday when we think of heaven:
Are you going? Will you spend eternity in heaven? Have you turned and trusted Jesus for forgiveness of your sins?
Secondly, who are you taking with you? Are you investing in people for the purpose of sharing Jesus with them? Let’s take some people with us to heaven!
Next Sunday is Halloween!
Next Sunday I hope you will be at Church at the Grove in the morning as we begin our new teaching series, “Economic Atheists” and look at what the Bible says about Economics and Finances. It is going to be awesome!
Next Sunday night Jill and I will be doing a Halloween outreach in our neighborhood for the purpose of starting some conversations with people and inviting them to CATGrove! Halloween is an incredible opportunity to love on your neighbors, hand out candy and simply spend some time meeting people you may have seen in the neighborhood but haven’t met yet.
We will put up one of those big blow up jumpy thingy in our yard for children and we will hand out candy, serve hot chocolate and maybe some popcorn and peanuts. Basically we create an environment where the kids can play a few minutes in between trick or treat stops while we talk to mom and dad.
Let me encourage you to consider utilizing Halloween or any type of holiday event to leverage it for Jesus. Take advantage of the opportunity to meet people and invest in them relationally so you can invite them to CATGrove and hopefully share with them the love of Jesus.
I love you and I am praying for you and your family.
Keep praying, Keep investing, keep inviting!