Thursday, May 29, 2008
Am I the only one who has felt like I'm running behind all week? Since we were off on Monday, Tuesday became Monday, Wednesday became Tuesday, now here I am on Thursday which really feels like Wednesday and I'm starting to get confused. Anyway, that's why I didn't write anything yesterday. I know that the seven of you who regularly read this were very disappointed.
This week we are beginning a message series called ONE Prayer. We will be participating in this along with over 900 churches around the world. The focus of the series is this: If you could pray just one prayer for the church (not just Freedom, but all of God's churches) what would it be? I will be kicking off the series this week with the prayer that I have for the church which is: Make us matter.
Some of the scripture we will be looking at is: Proverbs 11:11, Matthew 16:18-19, and 1 Corinthians 13:1-3.
For the rest of the series we will do some things we've never tried before.
First, we will be using video teaching from some other pastors from around the country. Because the ONE Prayer series is a world wide emphasis we want to hear what other pastor's prayers are for the church.
Second, on the final Sunday of the month I will be bringing the message at Springwell Church and Springwell's pastor Scott McAllister will be bringing the message at Freedom. This will be a practical reminder to us that we are partners (not competitors) with other churches to reach the world.
There is one other big thing we've never tried before that I will tell you about later, because the details haven't been worked out yet, but when it happens it will be very cool!
If this sounds strange and confusing to you don't worry, I will explain things a little more fully this Sunday during the service, which by the way is at 10:30 at Greer High School. I'm looking forward to seeing you there!