Just 6 weeks ago we had our 2-5 Launch. Wow–the time has flown by! The entire staff team had a great time developing and implementing the new aspects involved with the 2-5 Launch, including:
- Developing a 6-week series on relationships (Life Together). More on that in a moment.
- Beginning a new culture of you and me inviting our friends to Living Word. While we’ve used the idea of Just One in the past, we knew this was a motivating phrase to help us understand the difference we can make. I hope everyone will be finding a Just One friend to invite to Living Word in 2017. This friend will be someone you will invest more time in, making yourself available to be used by God for the sake of that friend.
- Providing devotional resources for you that turn the Sunday morning message into a starting point (stepping stones and seeds sown) that you can advance all week long. When you use these devotionals (easily accessible on our website and available as printed copies every Sunday morning), then the biblical truth is internalized and becomes profoundly personal. Your mind is renewed (Romans 12:2), the eyes of your heart are enlightened (Ephesians 1:17-18), and you are a wise person who puts into practice the words of God (Matthew 7:24-27).
- Beginning this blog, which didn’t start until the last week of the series.
What a great time we’ve had over the past 6 weeks in our Life Together series! Six weeks of talking about how we can build healthy relationships with the people who matter most! Six weeks of learning how to love!
SIX WEEKS! We could have talked for 16 WEEKS and even 60 WEEKS!
It will always be that way. There is so much refreshing, beautiful, life-changing truth in the Scripture. We can never come close to exhausting that truth. So, these 6 weeks were sowing seeds with biblical wisdom and practical tools that will make a difference in your relationships. Now, we simply need to do what Jesus told us to do in Matthew 7:24-27: Put these relationship truths into practice. And keep putting them into practice.
Jesus will never ask (tell) you to do something that he will not give you the grace and strength to do. Count on it. Pray for it. Then, by faith, step out believing it has been given to you.
From All of the Staff Team at Living Word,
Grace and Mercy,
Tomorrow: A Long Obedience in the Same Direction