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Dr. Mark Foley Shares "The Light in the Star"

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Our church was blessed to have Dr. Mark Foley come and share a message with us this past Sunday. Mark is currently President of the University of Mobile but will be retiring in July. His message to our congregation was inspiring and timely as we move toward being a disciple-making church.

Mark told us of his recent experience flying a World War II vintage fighter plane, and how he was taught to fly in formation with another plane. His flight instructor told him to come along side the plane just ahead of him and to align the light on his plane's wing with the star on the side of the plane just ahead of him. This way he would be in proper alignment and stay in formation with the lead aircraft.

This is a beautiful example of how we can be a follower of Christ. We must align our life with Him and let Him lead us. To do this we must keep our eyes on Christ, align our lives with the “star of heaven” and stay with Him.

“Because you have been my help, therefore in the shadow of your wings I will rejoice. My soul follows close behind you; your right hand upholds me.” Psalm 63:6-7

Watch Dr. Foley's YouTube video "The Light in the Star" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWIwIXJd7W0

 

The Acts 2:42 Church

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I enjoyed sharing this past Sunday in our worship time  about “God’s Incubator," the church. God has brought the church into existence to provide what we as Christians need to thrive as His disciples in an increasingly hostile world. To see how God brought the first church together in Acts chapter 2 is so encouraging for us when we consider what the first century believers had to overcome.

In Acts 2:41-47, we can see God’s way of taking care of and providing for the needs of new believers--through the church. He created such an atmosphere of love, instruction, fellowship and sharing that the church just blossomed. The people worshipped, prayed, witnessed, and just genuinely loved each other, and it was a powerful witness to the whole city of Jerusalem.

We pray that we can be used of God and have that same nurturing environment in the body of Christ here at Wilmer. We are beginning a fellowship of believers called Acts 2:42, and we will meet every other Thursday evening to encourage each other, pray and fellowship together. We meet in the Worship Center at 7pm. Pray about being part of this fellowship of believers at Wilmer, and come join us on Thursday evenings.

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