What is the Focus of Country Fellowship Church?
Ten-year-old Grace, came home from VBS and proudly announced to her mother, “I asked Jesus into my heart.” “But honey,” her mother replied, “You asked Jesus into your heart two-years ago.” Grace shrugged her shoulders, sighed, and said, “I know, but He keeps escaping.”
The good news: Jesus does not escape from His children (Hebrews 13:5).
The bad news: We escape from His focus.
Don’t forget our focus as a church!
We do not want to be a program driven church. We did not want to be a denominational driven church. We do not want to be a traditional driven church. Instead, we wanted to be a grace focused church.
“A grace focused church provides an atmosphere of grace where people can meet Jesus and grow up in Him.” Our focus is based on the Great Commandments (Matthew 22:37-39) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). In other words, “a grace church obeys the Great Commandments and carries out the Great Commission.” Now that is why we exist! Everything we do, as a church should fit into the focus of grace. If it is not grace focused than we do not do it. I never want us to be a legalistic focused church but a grace focused church.
One of the greatest enemies of being a grace focused church is anger. When we react in anger and not in grace then we have “disgraced grace.” When we act in anger, we quench the holy spirit in our lives and in the life of our church. This morning we will start looking at the negative element of anger. When we sin in our anger then we quench the Holy Spirit and disgrace grace.
Thanks to L.D. and Jeff for leading worship last Sunday in my absence. Thanks for your prayers for me and Nancy. We have taken Nancy’s mom back to her apartment. I thank God for his power & presence. We also have several people in our church with health situations. Please keep them in your prayers.
Looking for a great spiritual harvest this October!
Your pastor & friend!
October 7th 9:00am Bible Study multi-purpose room
7:00pm Acoustic Gospel Music Jam covered porch
October 8th 8:00am Men’s Breakfast multi-purpose room
October 12th 6:00pm Missions/Outreach multi-purpose room