Ever since you took my hand, I’m on the right way. (psalm 16:11, the message)
We stand on that glorious promise as we begin a new year together. We stand with courage and hope–not because we’re confident about what’s going on around us or what’s within us–but because God has taken our hands and is leading us on the right way. We can joyfully renew our commitment to our mission (inviting all to serve and come alive in Christ) because we’re not on our own.
Jesus is leading us (maybe sometimes dragging us) by the hand.
This Sunday, we start at the beginning–inviting all.
One of the most beautiful things about our life together is the love we have for one another. But we must never forget that all who belong are not here yet. The family hasn’t fully gathered. Our mission is to always search the horizon to see how the Lord is leading us–not just to welcome, but to invite into the joy and belonging we find in Jesus.
I hope you’ll join us as our friend Cedric Lundy preaches from Ephesians 2:11-16, to show why we are called to create a culture of inviting all–and how to do it!