Most of the last words Jesus spoke to his disciples were focused on his mission for them. “As the Father has sent Me, I am sending you." (John 20:21 NIV) Over the years, we have looked at God's different purposes for your life. We have focused on the fact that this life is preparation for eternity. We have shared with you that you are going to do four things in heaven forever and ever and ever, and God wants you to practice those here on earth.
- First is worship, to know and love God.
- Second is fellowship, to learn to love each other.
- Third is discipleship, to learn to become like Christ.
- Fourth is service, to learn to use my SHAPE, my abilities in serving God.
This weekend, we will focus on the last of these four things and be reminded that God’s mission for us is to share the hope we have found in Jesus with people in our world, people in the regions around our world, and then with the rest of the world.
Also, we will reintroduce Compassion International this weekend. I had the opportunity to go to Lima, Peru a little over four years ago and see firsthand how Compassion International is making powerful and life changing impact on children who live in desperate conditions all over the world. Sameul, a Compassion Graduate from the Dominican Republic, will be sharing his testimony of how God used this ministry to impact and transform his life!
Make sure you do not miss worship this weekend at The Grace Place - Saturday at 6:00 p.m., Sunday at 9:00 or 11:00 a.m.