Hello! Hope everyone is well and resting in the grace and mercy of God which stands new for us this very morning. What an incredible thought and truth. We all have things we love and wished would never run out. The vacation, the summer break, Christmas, that amazing meal, endurance and energy are but a few things I wished I had an endless supply of in my life. The reality is these things ultimately end and then I wait. In those cases that in and of itself is a beautiful. If everyday were vacation we'd eventually grow tired of that, at least some of us would. But as we turn our focus to the grace and mercy of God we have this endless supply. We could never turn to it one day and find it empty. We could use it all up to return to an empty tank. No, it is always more than enough, ultimately sufficient in and for our every need. Do you need encouragement today? Do you need motivation to continue on? Do you need a simple reminder that God is for you and not against you? Find rest, comfort, hope and joy in the reality that His grace and mercy stand new, fresh, completely full for you today.
That's a hope that will never end and never be found empty! What a great truth.
We continued our series on Why and How we accomplish the What of The Rock SM. This series is one that will specifically answer the question of the Bible, Jesus, Church and us continuing in these things will help us with our WHAT. The What is simple: Know Christ and make Christ Known.
The What: To know Christ and make Christ known.
Last night we looked at the church. The church is under attack this very day. It has been from the beginning but now it seems people who once aligned with the church are walking away from her, not seeing the need for her and not understanding the importance she can play in their lives. This is sad and actually a tragedy.
The church is instrumental, needed and actually a God designed, Jesus loving, Bible supported need in our lives. So why is the church so important to me knowing Christ and making Christ known? Find the answer in the pages of God's holy Word. You can also read through the sermon from last night and get a head start.
Last night was not a complete look at the importance of the church. It was a basic and simple glance at the Why and How of the church.
One thing is certain....there are many things in our culture that are meant to aid the church that are actually competing with the church. Video sermons, para-church ministries, that Youtube channel of your favorite christian personality. Small groups, home groups, cell groups, travel ball groups, work groups. You name it and everything has the potential to replace the church. But we find in God's Word that the church is the be the pillar of each community. A city set on a hill filled with a people (true definition of the church) that are, not called to be but ARE salt and light. These people gather, they are an assembly of called out ones. Meant to gather only to be scattered into their personal lives to go proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is the church and it is precious to God.
The main question is this. If the church was designed by God and if the church is important to Jesus, and if the church is taught from pages of Scripture.....why shouldn't it be important to us? Don't be confused or misled. There are many benefits and need for the preacher on youtube, for live stream, for the para-church ministries. But the minute they begin to replace the gather of the body of Christ is the minute a problem begins to rise.
Refuel & Summer Camp
Below is the pricing plan for both trips as well as the calendar for any price increases for each trip. All deposits will be non-refundable and non-transferable.
Price for each trip covers all food, lodging, shirt and programming and is determined by the date of a minimum $20 deposit.
Why a blog?
A great way for parents and ministry to connect and continue the conversation of what's going on at The Rock.