Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sunday Evening Reflections

Today was a milestone day at The Journey. It is so exciting to be a part of what God is doing in the church. Every week we see new faces, more commitments of faith, and more lives transformed to follow Christ. I love being able to look back at where we have come from and just sit back and be in awe of God. We are in some exciting times right now in the life of the church.

The more I reflect on all that is happening the more I realize that we have an amazing opportunity to reach our communities. With that opportunity comes major responsibility. God is giving us an influence and a voice and we must bring glory to Him with that voice. My prayer is that we would stay hungry for His Presence. That we would stay hungry to see lost people become found people. That we would stay hungry to see lives transformed. If we stay hungry Journey Church, there is no ceiling as to the influence and impact we can have in our region.

I'm grateful to be the pastor and one of the leaders at such a great church. I love the people. I love the mission. I love our commitment to the things of God. May He continue to be lifted up by us and in us. May we live each day with an eye for those who need Him and take big risks to love those who most cast aside. May we stand amazed each time we gather because He is moving powerfully in our midst.

We have a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT this Sunday so don't miss. Also, the new Sex Series starts this Sunday and it is going to be one the best series we have ever done. Get there early each week and bring friends! Final Stats today: Biggest crowd in the history of the church, Easter included, and 13 baptisms!

8 comments:

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  2. Why does there always have to be a BIG announcement when we're not going to be able to be there??

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  3. The BIG announcement is...................... Jason Harding is the new lead Pastor!

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  4. Alex...I mean, Anonymous, your guess is wrong, but very funny! I'm sure Jason would be surprised to hear that announced on Sunday. LOL

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  5. But we won't talk about money

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  6. Jason's first assignment.........minister to the 120,000 people in Bristol, TN this weekend. :)

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  7. Anonymous = Alex Perry..... how in the world did you guess that lol. Well that was my guess on the BIG announcement. Guess I was fortunately wrong!

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  8. I am so blessed and excited about your willingness and genuine acceptence of me and my children. Thank you for being real and welcoming my family. My oldest son was baptised last sunday and I'm thrilled to be raising children of God and to have found a new church home. I am really trying to get my husband there but in due time.

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