Friday, August 8, 2008
Our new series called Smallville is starting this Sunday... We are really excited about it. The whole Biblical principle of community will be addressed... When God is creating man in GENESIS 1:26, He does it together in community as a Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit... and makes us in His likeness... to live and operate, and flow in community with others... just like God. Wow, can you grasp the importance of living life together with other believers... At Faith City church we believe that the bible teaches that His church should be growing larger and smaller at the same time... Meaning larger as a congregation, because more people are committing their life to the Lordship of Christ every day; and smaller because every believer is developing close relationships with a few fellow believers in the context of small groups. Let's face it, we need others, for encouragement, accountability, and to live life together. You do and I do... it's in our DNA... God made us to connect with others... a part of your destiny is found in others, and to the degree you open up to others on your path, is the degree you will grow and be successful in life.... Trust is a beautiful word, but a lot harder to do... because we have all experienced the pain of betrayal, abandonment, and misunderstanding... but that shouldn't become an excuse to not develop relationships with other believers... Also I don't think we will have close relationships with everybody, but there are a few people that God will connect together with you to help you grow, develop friendship, and enjoy life with... So be open to what God wants to do in your life... Say it, " God Your will be done in my life." There don't you feel better now. O.K. see you Sunday... oh by the way, over 100 folks have signed up for our Fall Growth Groups already, but there is still room for you... so sign up Sunday, don't forget.