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Pastor’s Thoughts for 2018

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I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.  — John 10:10 (NRSV)

Our worship and ministry theme for this year is ABUNDANCE!

With John 10:10 as our theme text, this year of worship, ministry, and life together revolves around a study of the Gospel of John. As we dwell in the fourth Gospel, which so profoundly invites people to be filled full by the abundant life, light, and love of God, our attention will be constantly turned toward following Jesus, who fills us to overflowing with all we can ever need or imagine. This, in turn, will enable us to renew and fulfill our shared commitment to Growing Together, Reaching Out and Training Leaders.

2018 promises to be a year filled full of the grace and truth of God-with-us as we lean into the abundant life of Jesus. Toward that end, I invite you to join with me in exercising two specific spiritual practices:

 Read through the Gospel according to John each and every month of 2018. With 21 chapters, plus each week’s focus text, a reading plan of 6 days each week would be one approach to incorporating John’s Gospel into the rhythm of life.

 Pray for our shared life and ministry, asking God to bless our efforts to 1) trust the abundant life and words of Jesus, 2) embrace the fullness of God, 3) invite people to believe in Jesus and live fully in his name, and 4) study John’s Gospel together.

Trusting God’s Abundance, Pastor Jeff