Our Focus for 2019
And coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected by men, but choice and precious in the sight of God, you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For this is contained in Scripture: "Behold I lay in Zion a choice stone, a precious corner stone, And he who believes in Him shall not be disappointed." 1st Peter 2:4-6
The theme we’ll be focusing on this year is Foundations. You might have noticed that our building is under construction. Building projects of any kind require following the right steps in order to succeed. It’s the same for us spiritually.
It all starts with the foundation. Without a solid foundation, the structure will not stand. Christ is the corner stone, the solid rock that functions not only as the pattern for all other measurements and stones, but also serves as a sturdy foundation to build upon. God’s will and words serve as the foundation upon which we build our lives.
The words of Christ, when accepted and applied, build focused hearts. They build strong, focused, god-like lives in each and every one of us. God’s foundation helps us build strong lives, strong marriages, and strong homes—just the way God designed.
These strong homes/focused hearts produce a functional church. Strong churches are built from strong individuals. When we continue to build upon the foundation of Christ, we’ll find churches that pursue God’s design, God’s heart, and God’s glory.
And strong/functional churches result in a growing community— When we have built our lives upon the rock, we don’t seek to keep it to ourselves; rather we share the truth of the gospel with our community, embracing the mission of God in our prayers, in our words, and in our lives.