Brothers and Sisters,
During last Sunday’s sermon, Pastor Chuck used the past, present, and future to show the weight of what Jesus was claiming when he said “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink,” (John 8:37). In saying he was the living water, it is as if he was saying this to his audience: “All your prayers for the future, and all the promises of the Old Testament are about me. I am the ultimate rock that was struck the ultimate death blow, and out of me the waters of eternal life will flow. The One you’ve been longing for to put things back the way they are supposed to be … that One is here. I am the Messiah. And through me the Holy Spirit will come to be an endless supply of God’s live and power within.”
Unfortunately, this week there was a technical difficulty with our sermon recording, but we’ve made the outline available here if you’d like to read deeper to understand the impact this had on the original hearers then and should have on us now.
Members Meeting this Sunday
Every Members Meeting is a great time to further the relationships of our church family and seek to be the church God has instructed us to be through the New Testament. This Sunday, our Members Meeting will be doing that in a very specific and special way. Lord willing, Church on Mill will be appointing the first team of multiple elders our church has ever had during our time together. Take a look at this featured post which explains one way that the appointed elders and members will commit to one another during our time together. Praise God that he helping us come closer to living out his church in his way! What a great privilege it is to see God working in the Elder Candidates and our church. Join us from 6:00-8:00pm in the auditorium this Sunday, December 3rd. As always, there will also be encouraging testimonies, updates, and prayer.
Please take time to pray for this meeting ahead of time. As Chuck suggested this past Sunday, you may even consider taking Sunday to fast for the day or during a meal to intentionally petition God to do his sovereign will in our church. Adding shepherds to the flock is not to be taken lightly, as shepherding like Jesus is a heavy task. “I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak,” (Ezekiel 34: 16). This is how our Chief Shepherd cares for us. Plead with our father that our appointed shepherds may do the same for the members of Church on Mill by God’s grace.