I hope you were fortunate enough to witness the total solar eclipse on Monday. It was absolutely breath taking. I was fortunate enough to view it down at Indian Creek Camp with Madison Academy. We had a great time. Kris Fuentes and her MA staff are terrific!
Last Sabbath, during the sermon, I made the case for why small groups are important. This Sabbath, Pastor Nacho will be explaining how small groups operate best. Following second service, we will have an all church potluck and then at 2:30 pm Pastor Nacho will have a seminar for anyone interested in being a part of a small group or leading a small group. I hope you will seriously consider being a part of this important ministry of our church!
We tell you this directly from the Lord: We who are still living when the Lord returns will not meet him ahead of those who have died. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the believers who have died will rise from their graves. Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever. So encourage each other with these words.
1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 (NLT)
Viewing the solar eclipse made me think of Jesus second coming. It was the brightness, so many people all looking at the sky, and the cheers as the sun went into total eclipse. I could help think that as spectacular as the solar eclipse was it will pale in comparison to Jesus return. It made me stop and recommit to being prepared…I hope you did too because I want to be cheering right beside you as Jesus returns!
Don’t forget to live our mission statement to love God, love people, and serve the world!