GOD IS TALKING! ARE WE LISTENING?
These are exciting times at Central in our journey through the traits of love! God is stirring the imaginations and hearts of many of us in this journey to the heart of God! God is talking! Are we listening? The Holy Spirit really does offer to lead and guide or give direction to you and me – ordinary people. The Holy Spirit can and will give direction to us if we desire it. There is not one person who does not have a calling to receive God’s love and impact others with God’s love, mercy and grace!
Did you hear that? You have a calling! You may be right on the verge of experiencing this and your adventure is about to begin. Or maybe you still need to listen and discover what your calling is in this body. One thing we know beyond a shadow of a doubt is that we are all called to love one another. This Sunday we hear the explicit exhortation – LOVE ALWAYS PROTECTS!
Love always protects. The word here comes from a Greek word meaning to cover something. It is related to the word for roof – a covering that offers protection. That is the meaning here. Love protects other people. Love serves others so they can experience the safety and security of Jesus Christ. Love honors, covers, protects and guards others. Love always seeks the best for the other. It will have the back of the other. Whose back will you have in the family of Central? WHO IN THIS BODY IS GOD CALLING YOU TO LOVE IN SUCH A MANNER?
WILL YOU LOVE our children and students? Email Joy Goodwin at Joy.firstname.lastname@example.org or Kaycee Stanley at Kaycee.email@example.com and let them you will join them in this ministry of loving on our children and students! Is God calling you to invest in the lives of children and students?
WILL YOU LOVE our guests? Email Cherie Tobias at Cherie.firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know you will join her in this ministry of hospitality! Is God calling you to be a greeter?, and usher? Or a prayer minister?
WILL YOU LOVE our persons in need of Christ’s care? Email Kirsten Gill at Kirsten.email@example.com and let her know you will join her in the ministry of extending Christ’s care to one another. Is God calling you to be part of the congregational care ministry?
WILL YOU LOVE our worshippers? Email Lindsey Beard at Lindsey.firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know you will help with the technology needs of worship. Is God calling you to work behind the scenes and support worship through helping with the sound, light and projection during worship?
WILL YOU LOVE our Church building? Email Norm Baty at Norm.email@example.com and let him know you will help with some of the numerous property tasks. Is God calling you to help maintain the building that God has blessed us with?
God is talking! Are you listening? You have a calling too!
I hope to worship with many of you this Sunday!