As I have been praying and as I shared this past Sunday, six words and phrases came to mind. It is my hope and prayer to live out these six words and phrases in order to let Jesus change the world in me and through me. I invite you to join me.
These six words and phrases follow in line with Southtown's Vision Statement which is based fully on the Great Commandment and Great Commission.
Southtown Baptist Church exists to honor God, by joining Him in creating His multi-ethnic group of Believers who help others say "Yes" to Jesus' love, truth and mission.
The first two words connect with "to honor God."
LISTEN and RISK.
Daily spend time with Jesus to LISTEN to His ideas and agenda for you that day. Then RISK to do what He asks you to do.
The next two words and phrases connect with the second part of our vision statement; "by joining Him in creating His multi-ethnic group of Believers."
BE WITH and BUILD UP.
Schedule time weekly with brothers and sisters in Christ from Southtown to BE WITH each other. In doing this we get to know each other better, even those things that are not attractive and we commit to love each other anyways. By loving each other anyways BUILD UP each other like Jesus does with us.
The last two words connect with the third part of our vision statement; "who will help others say "Yes" to Jesus' love, truth and mission."
SERVE and SHARE.
Daily pray for God to lead you to those far from Jesus in your life and ask Jesus to give you ideas to SERVE them each week. Then once in awhile SHARE with them how much Jesus loves them.
Daily cooperating with Jesus with these six words and phrases could change your life, change your marriage, change your family, change your work place, make Christians' day, and de-populate hell.
LISTEN and RISK
BE WITH and BUILD UP
SERVE and SHARE
Jesus, accomplish what you want to accomplish in us, around us and through us in 2017.
Excited and expectant,