A place to belong
February 4, 2010
So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.
When you come to know Christ, one of the things God wants is for you to make a commitment to a local church.
Now, many people choose a church like they choose a restaurant, partaking of whatever is being offered. But if you haven't done so already, I urge you to make a real commitment and to anchor yourself in particular to a local church. This is the pattern that the first followers of Christ practiced.
You see, church isn't just some place you go or something you do. Church is a place to believe… a place to belong… a place to become more like Christ Jesus! Can you see the difference?
At church we gain new perspective on life and on worship. We open God's Word together and receive wisdom and instruction for our lives. And together we develop godly character.
When you're around people who are living lives of faith and commitment in his church, you'll get inspired to live that way, too. So get where God can bless you and where he can bless others through you. Make a commitment to a local church.
CHURCH IS A PLACE TO BELIEVE… A PLACE TO BELONG… A PLACE TO BECOME MORE LIKE CHRIST JESUS!
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
Do the words rested... peaceful... and refreshed describe you today? Or do the words stressed... rushed... and pressured better describe your way of life?
If you're like most Christians, you'd probably have to admit those last three words more accurately describe your life most of the time!
The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way... even when your life is one big pressure-cooker. And in my new book, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out, I'll show you why.
Based on the principles from Paul's letter to the Philippians and Psalm 23, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out will help you find true peace and rest in a world that is anything but peaceful and restful. It's the perfect "pause" button you need!
So please request your copy of Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out when you give online today! --Jack Graham