Worship attendance remained consistent every Sunday during the revival emphasis. We normally reach around 52% in Sunday School attendance of what we can expect in worship attendance. Worship attendance averaged in the 170’s during our revival. Last year, the average revival service attendance was in the 60’s. This year God led our folks to triple last year’s performance. Praise the Lord!
I was amazed by the great number of new faces attending our services. Dozens of guests, obviously invited by our people, came each week and were moved by the Holy Spirit to come again Sunday after Sunday. The guests we met in our services demonstrate that God is at work blessing the efforts we make to invite and contact people we know who need to share in the fellowship of God’s people. I rejoice in the movement of the Holy Spirit which draws people to come and learn more about what God is doing at Grace. The Holy Spirit stamped the final victory last Sunday when two ladies stepped forward to become members of Grace, one by Profession of Faith and the other by Statement of Faith. Our Reaching Revival did exactly what it was planned and prayed for to accomplish. It reached people in the name of Jesus. God by his power Reached Down and His people Reached up. God Reached In to our lives as we Reached Out to rescue and restore people to Jesus. I praise God for the awesome Reaching Revival God granted to us.
Today, I begin a new series of 10 sermons on the Virtues of the Christian Faith. The virtues of our faith illustrate what it takes to follow Jesus by example. The Bible says;
“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.” (Psalm 1:1-3)
The 10 Virtues we will cover include:
Sexual Purity Trust
CHRIST’S LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING.