A Letter From Pastor P To NewSpring Church
Howdy NewSpring Church, FIVE things I want to share with you today…
#1 - We were so blessed to have Pastor Matthew Barnett from The Dream Center with us this past Sunday! To say that the Lord used him to IMPACT lives would be an understatement! We saw quite a few people receive Christ…and I am praying that what the Scripture says about us in Ephesians 2:10 & Ephesians 3:20 was so evident in his message. Some of the things that he said that really stood out to me were…
- The man in John 5 had experienced 13,870 days of POWERLESS LIVING!
- Jesus didn’t just speak to the man’s need (in John 5:1-11) but rather to his potential!
- Jesus doesn’t ask you to do what you can do, He asks you to do more.
- Spend your life using what God has placed in your hands.
- Relevant tries to keep up with the world—Revolutionary calls us to be ahead of the world.
- We do not believe in social justice but rather social transformation! (DANG!)
- We need something bigger to live for than the sin in our lives!
#2 - THIS SUNDAY I will be preaching as we begin our brand new fall series and will be taking a look at the book of Job. The main idea for the series is found in Job 42:12 which says that God blessed Job’s life more in the 2nd half of his life than He did the first. TOO many times people experience a tough time and think their life is OVER…but MAYBE God is actually setting them up for GREATER THINGS! If you want to dive into Scripture and see how I fully believe that God wants GREATER things for us…then don’t miss one single week of this series.
#3 - Many of you have hit me up on twitter and told me that you have seen one of the two commercials we have on television right now! Our video crew did an incredible job preparing them (and, for those who have no noticed…I NEVER blink in the one where I am talking!) We put those out there so you would have another opportunity to use to talk to/invite your friends and family members to church THIS SUNDAY! Seriously, do whatever it takes to get people here as I believe we are going to see a lot of people come to Christ in this series.
SO…do EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO BRING SOMEONE TO CHURCH WITH YOU THIS WEEKEND! As I do so often, I’m asking everyone at NewSpring Church to read Romans 10:14-17 this week and ask the Lord, “who do you want me to bring?”
(AND…if you REALLY have wanted to talk to people about church and invite them but maybe have been a little scared and/or intimidated to do so then YOU ARE NOT WEIRD, PLEASE read this article by Jeff Henderson about HOW to specifically invite people to church then PLEASE do so right now…it is brilliant and will really encourage you!!!)
#4 - Thanks so much for your prayers regarding the book that I am writing. The Lord is definitely helping me out…as of right now it looks like it is going to be 10 chapters and, as of this past Friday, I have six chapters completed.
#5 - I know I tweeted this on Sunday…but I NEVER hype our church! When I say I am excited…I AM EXCITED! When I say I am pumped…I AM PUMPED! When I say I believe God is going to do great things…I REALLY DO BELIEVE THAT! I love the church I have been called to serve and am more convinced today, more than ever, that GREATER THINGS are still ahead of us…and the BEST IS YET TO COME! I’m fired up about preaching this coming Sunday and believe it is going to be one of the most powerful and life changing series we’ve ever done here at NewSpring Church!