The Lord understands the challenges that we face as individuals and as a church in our desire to serve Him. He knows that we have the tendency to lose our enthusiasm and motivation for service as we live under pressure, attempting to keep our sanity with everything the world throws at us. Our devotion to Him and our excitement to be involved in His work can wane, and He has given us His words in times like these to help us refocus.
In Revelation chapters 1-5, Jesus communicates His message to the believers in the New Testament Church. He knows our works, or lack of works, and He challenges us to remember that He is our first love. He asks us to hear what He says to us through His Spirit, the Holy Spirit who lives in us and communicates with us. Christ desires that we remember our commitment to Him, repent of our failure and be steadfast in our desire to serve Him.
Our rewards will be tremendous as we overcome the challenges this world presents. We need the Lord and each other for encouragement to remain faithful to our calling as His followers.
We find ourselves straying away at times from the devotion and commitment to spiritual things. Christ warns us against “lukewarmness.” When we recognize that we have become lukewarm we need a change of course to get back into the will of God and find our joy and passion again to serve Him.
Our LifeGroups are designed for us to love and encourage each other as we live life together. We can share our struggles and learn from each other in a friendly and engaging atmosphere outside the church. There is something dynamic about getting together in a home with other believers--it blesses us and helps us grow in our faith and fellowship. We encourage everyone to be involved in a LifeGroup this fall as we begin a new season of discipleship. On Sunday, October 1, we will have our LifeGroup Launch Night. More details about Launch Night will be coming soon, but for now we want you to begin to pray about how you can join in a LifeGroup this fall.