Posted by Joseph Lutz on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 @ 7:08 PM

“Our Message of Hope” is one many people today are longing to hear.  We’re living through a time of renewed hate and intolerance in America.  Our economy is volatile, causing anxiety about the future.  Natural disasters, global warming and reports of new diseases stoke fear.  On top of that we have all the normal problems life brings with it.

“Our Message of Hope” is the good news of God who created us for a purpose, he values us, calling us to be his children.  God so loves us, he gave his one and only Son to forgive our sins, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16).  You matter to God.  He wants you to spend eternity with him in heaven.  He calls you to be part of his work and to make an eternal difference in the lives of the people you know.  It doesn’t get much better than that!

We want others to hear “Our Message of Hope.”  The hope we have in the Lord needs to be at the heart of every ministry of our church.  When people come to worship, attend a class or group, go through youth or children ministry, they should leave with their hope renewed and an increased faith in God.

Jesus tells us to share “Our Message of Hope” with the people in our lives.  We call these people our “oikos,” family, friends, neighbors, and people we know at work, school or in our community.  God has placed us into the lives of these people, so they’ll have someone to tell them about God’s love and what Jesus did to save them.  The question is, are you sharing the message of hope with the people who are depending on you, so they can hear it?

This Sunday we’ll learn more about “Our Message of Hope” and how to share the good news.  Lives hang in the balance of us doing what Jesus has called us to do.  Those lives belong to the people most important to us: parents, children, siblings, friends…  I hope you understand the importance of our message.  Join us for worship Sunday at 9:00 a.m. (traditional) or 10:45 a.m. (contemporary) and let’s figure out how to change our world with the hope that is ours in Jesus Christ!

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