June 14, 2019
What moves me? Who are my people? Those are the questions that came out of the message Pastor Selena spoke to today. I am thinking about the great commission, of sharing the Gospel of the Good news of Christ with others! We are called to reach “our people,” and I am wondering if I have taken the time to really peel back that layer to see who those folks are in my life. Family, friends and neighbors are who I consider as my people, and in doing so, it becomes an awesome responsibility.
I listen to the discussion about discipleship, specifically Matthew 28:19-20, and how to it relates to all aspects of our lives, and not just a part or just a sliver. This is something I’ve thought a lot about recently. God wants us to continually be filled by Him and pour out to others at any moment, in any circumstance, and at any time. That really feels right to me; how can we not be that way when we have been given such a blessing in the form of Christ and his forgiveness of our sins?
It all starts with prayer. Prayer to form an open communication with God. Prayer to know Him more fully. Prayer asking for alignment with His will for us. Prayer for the direction He wants us to go. And prayer to feel the power that He provides as we head off in His direction. We heard in the sermon we can’t help everyone, but we can help “someone,” We can’t allow ourselves to stagnate.
He has filled us up, He asks that we find our people, and then He tells us to move! Our people depend on it.
Selena Freeman - June 9, 2019
Propelled By People
From Series: "All Messages"
Joe and his wife Susan live in Marshfield along with their daughter Caroline who attends Marshfield High School; they also have two adult children, Brendan (wife Jesica, son Silas), and Kellan (wife Hannah). Joe is a manager at Jack Henry & Associates, and enjoys baseball, genealogy, and walking in his spare time. His favorite bible verse is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”