When my 2:42 alarm started broadcasting on Monday, it came as a bit of a surprise. But it was great to take a minute and focus on God’s kingdom and His work in that moment. I hope and pray your moments and days are filled with significance. Focus on Christ and they will be filled with Christ at the center of it all.
Acts 2:42 is at the heartbeat of this church and ministry. It says, “All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.” This past Sunday, we kicked off our 2:42 sermon series focused on being devoted to the apostles’ teaching. As Bradley so poignantly pointed out, the teaching that dominates the book of Acts and the letters, centered on Jesus. Specifically - who He was, what He did, and what He said. We lift up Jesus. We center on Jesus. We place Jesus as the main element in all of our church life.
Being devoted to Christ should be all encompassing. It should define your life. Minute by minute, you should be conscious of His presence in your life.
This Sunday, we continue in this series focusing on the fellowship into which Christ calls us. Fellowship denotes many things to many people. Some people consider it fellowship when people are simply gathered together. You’ll see on Sunday how the fellowship meets many deep needs within your life and within the lives of those with whom you fellowship. You’ll hear some of the responsibility that comes with being devoted to the fellowship.
Sunday promises to be another great fellowship in the name of the Lord. We gather around Jesus and center on Him. We lift Him up. He is our focal point. We exist to intentionally connect people to Jesus.
Additionally, we are excited to welcome Leslie Potter to the ministry team at Forum. With Jessie Spellman moving to part-time, we entertained a search for a new Children’s Minister and God led us to Leslie Potter. Leslie is a 2012 and 2018 graduate of University of Missouri with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in agricultural education. She has served in the Children’s Ministry for several years. Her passion is to help children to know Jesus. We welcome her enthusiasm and energy to the team.
I look forward to worshiping with you on Sunday. It’s another great day to invite someone to the fellowship. Make it a point to be devoted to the fellowship and be here on Sunday.
See you then,