Yesterday was our “Vision Update” Sunday. On Jan 1, I talked specifics about Grace Community Church and what I believed God was leading us to do during this year. Yesterday was exactly 6 months, so it was a good time for an update.
I am so excited for the plans God has for Grace Church. It’s hard to put into a few words on this page all that is happening and the why of it all. Let me jump to the end. I ended with a brief picture of Paul writing to Timothy at the end of his first letter. Paul had just worded a ‘charge’ if you will, kind of a call to arms, “O man of God…fight the good fight of faith.” Then he closes in verse 20 with “O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you.”
I can’t go into all of it here, but you can listen if you’d like on our website, and you could even skip to the last part like maybe the 41 minute mark (how’s that, a pastor saying skip to the end!)
Not unlike Timothy, we too have had the gospel entrusted to us to carry on and carry out. I don’t know where we got the notion that this was an option. It’s a command, a commission, it’s a way of life. A way of life that says, “there’s nothing in the world more important than receiving what God has for me and then living a life in response to that gift of grace and passing it on to others.”