This is true for anyone who...

I love God’s word. I am inspired, enamored, challenged, forged, shaped, and brought to higher places because God’s word leads us towards higher paths.

This is true for anyone who comes to Jesus humbly and follows him.

This week’s scripture rivets my soul.

Here’s part of it:

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.  So never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord.

The Spirit of God is living in you.

That means the power of God is working in and through you.

That means the love of God is working in and through you.

That means you have the power to make self-disciplined choices.

We need never be ashamed to tell others about the Lord.

God’s word is alive. It’s active. It changes us.

I’m so looking forward to being around God’s table, in God’s word, worshiping together this Sunday.

On a personal note, thanks for all the great response to Parker’s ordination. He starts his first full-time ministry this Sunday as the Student Minister for First Christian Church of Newburgh, Indiana.

In 2nd service this Sunday, we’ll be ordaining CJ Tamerius into ministry as well. CJ is the son of Pam and Lance Tamerius. Lance is the campus minister at the Christian Campus House on the MU campus. CJ is a graduate of Ozark Christian College.

As ever, God is at the center of all we do and worshiping and encountering Him together is always transformative.

See you Sunday.