Dear Church Family,
I’m excited about what’s in store for us in 2018! I believe God is going to do a great work in and through us in the coming year. As I’ve been praying for what God may want us to focus on this year one word kept coming to my mind. The word is “Tangible.” Merriam-Webster defines the word this way:
Tangible - capable of being perceived especially by the sense of touch: substantially real
For us the word “tangible” flows from what James says in the latter part of James 2:18. He writes, “I will show you my faith by my works.” The idea is that if we have faith in Jesus then that faith will show itself in our lives. It will become tangible. Our faith will be able to be experienced to some degree by those around us.
Our theme for 2018 is “Tangible.” We will seek to show our faith by our works. We will seek to bless one another and our community by living out our faith in very tangible ways. To help us do this we will have a monthly project that we will seek to accomplish together as a church. In addition to the church wide monthly project, I will be challenging you each Sunday with a “Tangible Tip of the Week.” This tip will be a practical way for you to bless those around you. What will happen if the people around us begin to experience the works produced by our faith in Jesus? What if they begin to get a taste of the goodness, love, and generosity of God? Only God knows but I have a feeling that we will see more people come to now Christ as Savior as well as more people link arms with us in the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ. I believe that at the end of 2018 we will look back and see lives changed. We will give God the glory for how He has used us in the lives of the people of our city. I hope you are as excited about this as I am! Let’s trust the Lord together to take tangible steps of faith as we seek to love God, love others, and make disciples of Jesus Christ in 2018!
Pastor Ron Jones