Brothers and Sisters,
This Sunday’s gathering brought with it yet another piercing and relevant message. Proverbs is not ignorant to the human experience and offers helpful advice driven by a God-centered worldview (Proverbs 9:10). It is our understanding that a right view of God drives healthy living. This is very true in dealing with our finances. As Tad reminded us God owns everything (Psalm 24:1). What a simple but profound understanding that radically changes how we handle our money and most importantly how we view our bank account. This understanding should drive us to be good stewards of what God has given us. Proverbs makes it clear, the aim of our lives is not riches nor poverty, but rather a love for God (Proverbs 30:7-9).
What about Baptism?
Last week we introduced an opportunity for anyone considering being baptized to meet together with Pastor Chuck and others to inquire about its meaning or why you should be baptized. It will be immediately following the gathering on March 20th in the West Wing of the Auditorium and will last about 20-30 minutes. We look forward to talking with you about this celebratory act that is full of beautiful meaning!!! We are also eager to hear your story about God’s work in your life so plan on coming or bring someone who you know is interested.
Good Friday and Easter Worship Gatherings
Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection are paramount to our christian life and should be consistently reflected upon daily. As Peter said about Jesus death in 2 Peter 2:24, “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.” His death brings us peace so would you please join us on Good Friday (March 25th) from 6:00-7:30pm as we reflect on the sacrifice of Christ. Brothers and Sisters the story of Christ does not end there and as Paul said about his resurrection, “For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.” Jesus resurrection gives us life so would you join us on Easter Sunday (March 27) as we celebrate our risen Savior. Check the calendar for all the details about these gatherings.
Gospel Community Highlight
This week we are highlighting the Newkirk’s Gospel Community. If you do not already attend a GC please check out all the groups and consider attending. This is one of the primary ways we strategically live in unity with other brothers and sisters here at Church on Mill. The gospel has not only affected our relationship with God but also each other (Eph 2:11-22).
Leaders: Chuck & Jill Newkirk
Cross streets: McClintock and Baseline
GC Meetings: Every other Sunday at 4:30pm
Who we are serving: We seek to serve people who are new to Church on Mill both by providing a quarterly Newcomers Reception and investing relationally in church guests who may not have a church background.
Grace be with you,