Dear Church Family,
What is God’s will for my life? Have you ever asked yourself that question? Jesus’ disciples wrestled with that question in last week’s passage from John 21:1-14. They had spent the last 3 years following their Lord, but in his physical absence they found themselves directionless. What to do next? Peter’s answer to that question is almost comical: “I’m going fishing.” It takes Jesus appearing to the disciples a third time before they begin to realize their true mission. They are not to fish as before; rather, they are to fish for people—to proclaim the gospel in order to reach the lost, mature the saved, and establish local churches that go and do likewise. So…have you asked yourself lately what God’s will is for your life? The specifics will vary, and every part of the body will not have the same function. But if you are a disciple of Christ, the mission is plainly before you: Go fish for people with the gospel of Jesus Christ!
Join us in the west wing of the auditorium on Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm for our summer study of Ephesians. We will learn not only what the book of Ephesians means and how it applies to our lives, but also how to know what it means! This is great training for personal Bible study as well as to teach others how to get the most out of their time in God’s word.
Last Sunday we had the privilege of hearing from Rob Krause, one of our adopted missionaries working in northern Italy. They have recently planted a church there called The Oak, and are also working with immigrants living in immigration camps in order to equip them with life skills for when they leave the camps. To find out more specifics on how you might pray for Rob and his ministry, contact Scott Wakefield (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Your brother in Christ,