Going out on the Limb!
The religious crowd characterized the ministry of Christ as “revolutionary.” Today, we would use the term “going out on the limb.” Jesus went out on the limb literally when He met a man named Zacchaeus. (a tax-collector that the religious crowd would avoid) Jesus went out on the limb, when He visited a Samaritan woman at the well. (This was also a “No! No!” by the religious folk) Jesus went out even further on the limb, when He started a “lake ministry” and delivered the Demoniac of Gadara. (Legion was the man’s name. He was untouchable by the religious community) Jesus also went out on the limb, by becoming a friend of Mary Magdalene, a woman who the religious crowd looked down upon.
If we are going to reach the diverse people of our community, we are going to have to be “limb climbers!” Going “out on the limb,” will get us out of our “comfort zones.” We cannot reach and disciple people if we stay in our comfort zones. Some of the greatest challenges and opportunities await us when we are out on the limb.
Are you part of the “going out on the limb ministries?” Some of the “out on the limb ministries” at Country Fellowship Church are: Facility Team (Set Up & Take Down Team); Hospitality Team; Welcome Team; Evangelism Team; In-Reach Team; Benevolence Team; Loads of Love Team; Homebound Team; There are many more opportunities that I have not even mentioned. Let’s get out of our comfort zones and allow God to stretch us. When you engage in new ministries, new concepts and new ideas to reach people, then you are going out on the limb. When you’re out on the limb, remember two things:
- When you are out on the limb, trying new ways to reach people -Jesus is out there with you.
- Don’t be afraid to be out on the limb, because that is where the fruit is.
God is adding to His Kingdom. The spirit of excitement and expectation is present in every service. Please pray, give and serve as we go out on the limb for Him…and with Him.
Welcome to our new location! I am thrilled and excited to be here. Thanks to Bill Thames and George Eustace for preaching in our services last Sunday. I have heard very positive reports about the messages that they preached.
Spending Time Out on the Limb with Him
Your Pastor & Friend,
Messianic Messages from the Gospel of John/On the Way to the Cross Jesus Preached about Comfort
A.M. Heaven is a Place that Brings Comfort to Troubled Souls – John 14
P.M. Heaven is a Person that Brings Comfort to Troubled Souls – John14
Sunday Worship @ 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m.
Bible Study Opportunities this week: Sunday @ 9:00 a.m.; Market Place Bible Study, Tuesday @ 10:00 a.m. @ Blue Baker on University; Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. Meal;6:00 p.m. Bible Study @ Holiday Inn Express Conference Room
- How do you join the Country Fellowship Church?
On the Welcome Table, you will find a Green Sheet. Take the Green Sheet and fill it out and drop it into the Bucket or bring it to the Pastor. After the Green Sheet is filled out, Pastor Charles will give you a call and visit with you.
- How do you give to the Ministry of Country Fellowship?
On the welcome table you will find offering envelopes. Put your check or cash into the envelope and drop it into the bucket. Each January you will receive a Contribution Statement that you can use with your tax return.
Country Fellowship Church is: Holiday Inn Express @ 3041 Plaza Centre Court, Bryan, Texas
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Prayer Team Leader is Jan Higgins/ Get your prayer list from Jan Higgins.
If you have a prayer request, then give her a call @ 979-279-6988