Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Special Service Coming
By now you should have noticed a pretty strong theme in our corporate worship times this year. If you haven’t, you might be sleeping during service or simply not coming. Let me give you a clue…the big metal letters on stage that spell CHURCH. As a church family, we made a New Year’s resolution to be the church God has called us to be. Every Sunday since then we have looked to Scripture to understand what that means. This month we have narrowed our focus to want it means to be the Bangor Church of Christ. Our Leadership Team has given us a single statement that helps us remember who we are called to be. We call that our purpose statement.
Bangor Church of Christ is committed to
LOVING God and loving our neighbors by
WORSHIPING together in unity;
EQUIPPING Christians to serve others; and
LEADING others to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.
Love. Worship. Equip. Lead. If remember these four words, we can easily remember who we are as a church and how we should be living. These four words help us define our priorities. These four words help us understand how to use our time, our talents, and our treasures. These four words help us live out our identity in Christ. These four words help hold us accountable to being the sons and daughters of God that we were created to be.
Our all church worship gathering on May 1st at 11 AM is a very important gathering for our church family. This service is an opportunity for us as a community to declare to God that we want to be obedient to Him and be the Church he has commanded us to be. It is time for us as church family to put our faith into action again. It is time for us as a church family to take one step closer to Jesus. It is time for us as a church family to allow the Holy Spirit to move in, through and among us.
I want to personally ask you to make every effort to attend this service. I strongly encourage you to be in constant prayer for this service. I believe that God has incredible things in store for our church family if we will chose to be obedient to him and surrender our lives to him. I’m in! Will you join me?