In Colossians 1:28, the Apostle Paul gives a sort of personal mission statement. He writes, “[Jesus Christ] is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.” Paul more than anyone wanted people to be saved from God’s wrath, but he was not content with saving faith or simple conversions. Paul’s passion was the holiness of the people of God. So, ask yourself: “Am I more spiritually mature this year than I was last year? Is my central aim personal holiness to the glory of God? Does obedience inwardly and outwardly convey my deepest longing?” I’m with you in this fight of faith.
BIG ITEMS TO NOTE:
#1: Final sign up for the Saturday September 17th Multiplication Conference is this Sunday 9/11. You can bring your $10 registration fee this Sunday or jump online right now and sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/multiplication-conference-tickets-400368812897 – The sessions will encourage us. The music unto the LORD will bless His Name. The Panera Bread lunch and time around tables will be sweet.
#2: Would you consider inviting or attending the October 2 Next Steps Class or Membership Class? The 11-11:45AM Next Steps Class is for those who have been visiting Cornerstone in recent months and want to take their next step with this church. The 12:15-3:30PM Membership Class involves a meal, Biblical instruction related to Church Membership, and more discussion about the passions and priorities of Cornerstone. We ask people to be a part of our church 5-6 months before they pursue membership.
Thankful for your partnership in the gospel,
– Pastor Matt