State of the Church Address 2019

How are we are building and how we can continue to
BUILD a good and healthy church here at Mesa…
  • Expressing Benevolence in our giving
  • Living in Unity as we minister
  • Be effective because we are Ignited by the Holy Spirit
  • Love one another as Christ loves us
  • And show Devotion to this family of believers

“What am I willing to give up in order to give to God?”
“Am I here to serve or to be served?”
“Do I bring a Holy Spirit flame into this Church?”
“Do I love in a way that shows God’s love”
“Am I devoted to this church family?”

How to practice Benevolence:

Sit down and look through your budget, look through your checkbook, look through your bank statement and see what you can give up in order to give to the needs here within our church.
It will be a sacrifice, but it is the sacrifice that pleases God.

How to practice Unity:

This is a simple question to answer…are you currently serving the church in some capacity? – if not, find a place: Bible study teacher, nursery, youth, kitchen, maintenance and grounds, music, sound system and Sunday morning presentation, web design and social media…
Whatever your talents are, I can find a place for you.

How to practice Ignition

Practice your own personal spiritual disciplines – Read your Bible and do a devotion, pray alone and together with your family on a regular basis…
Do not come here to worship. Come here worshiping.

How to practice Love:

Keep God’s love before you at all times…that will naturally turn into your motivation to love others.
How? John 3:16; 1 John 3:16; 1 John 4:7-12
Put them on your phone, hang them on your wall…figure out a way to “write them on the tablet of your heart.”

How to practice Devotion:

Put “meeting together” on your calendar…make it a priority.
You find time for the things that are truly important to you
Some of us are more devoted to a TV show, or a sports team, or a recreational activity than we are to the family of God.

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