I praise God for all the volunteers who came to work this past Saturday packing and cleaning out, getting us ready to move to the new location at 4026 Mundy Mill Road. I had a great time working alongside every volunteer who gave of their time. It was a blessing to enjoy the fellowship of working together for the Lord’s glory. It really does not matter whether we are sharing company with God’s people over a meal, serving together in some important ministry event, or unloading filing cabinets and cleaning out old outdated materials from a closet, we are the people of God and we have fun when we get together. As everybody worked together last Saturday, it was apparent to me that our church family is ready to move. We are in love with Jesus and really enjoy in serving his glorious kingdom together.
Sunday evening last week, our Sunday School Leadership met to plan the Sunday School Calendar for the first quarter of 2018. The leadership established a Sunday School goal of 100 in attendance, which we will all strive to reach on our first Sunday at the new location. I am excited about this great opportunity to reach new people for Christ.
The initial Sunday at the new site will be March 18th. The Sunday School leaders agreed last Sunday to set worthy goals on Easter Sunday, April 1st and on the next three Sundays following Easter. Easter Sunday will kick off our Revival that will extend over the next three Sundays – April 8th, 15th, and 22nd. This year’s revival will be called, “Reaching Revival” at Grace. The scripture theme for the Revival is:
“For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10)
Jesus did not come because man reached for God. Jesus came because God was reaching out to man. We serve a reaching God whose grace reaches out to find us and save us where we are.
Our Sunday School leaders set worthy attendance goals for every Sunday during this Reaching Revival:
- Sunday, April 1st – Reaching Down: 100 in Sunday School Attendance
- Sunday, April 8th – Reaching Up: 101 in Sunday School Attendance
- Sunday, April 15th – Reaching In: 102 in Sunday School Attendance
- Sunday, April 22nd – Reaching Out: 103 in Sunday School Attendance
April will be our Reaching 100 in Sunday School Month. Grace Baptist Church is a Reaching Church that serves a Reaching Savior who has come to this world to REACH OUT AND SAVE THAT WHICH WAS LOST.
Begin now to pray and plan to invite neighbors, family members and friends to be saved and become an active part of what God is reaching out to do at Grace.
Tonight, our church family will have its CHILI COOK-OFF SUPER BOWL SUNDAY event. Robbie has already picked up the ingredients for my Super Bowl Reach-Up-To-Heaven Extraordinaire Chili. It really does not matter who wins the Super Bowl because the chili at Grace tonight is better than football. Bring your family and invite your friends. There will be plenty for everyone.