God is working in and through His Church, and I am grateful for Him working in and through our church. As I type this article I am listening to David Crowder’s new song, “My Victory.” My favorite line in this song is “The cross meant to kill is my victory.” Praise God for Jesus who died on the cross so we could be forgiven and live. The gospel never gets old. I cherish it and love preaching about it and bearing witness to it.
On Tuesday night we had our last CROSSFIT outreach and those who came represented us so very well in radiating the love of Jesus to our community. My team went to an apartment complex in the 78759 zip code, a place Ross said no one from our church had been. I responded, “We will call you from jail.” Kidding, of course, and just the opposite actually happened. In thirty years of witnessing and going out from a church I have never encountered so many people so glad to see us. God used Tom Collier, Becky Dean and me to touch many lives and I am so grateful. Let me encourage you to share your story and invite someone to join you for worship on Sunday, as we continue our CROSSFIT study. Our text is Luke 19:1-10 and the title of the sermon is “Joyous Salvation.”
We still need volunteers to help out as we host the SBTC Bible Conference and Annual Meeting November 13-15. If you can help by giving an hour or many hours, please contact Diane Eppler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-343-7763.
We are getting close to completion on Phase 1 of Building Vision. I think you are going to be very pleased with the overall changes, from the coffee shop to the new library and flooring. We are also close to raising the money necessary to complete this first phase. Please give generously so we can complete these remodels on our campus.
Each year about this time we need to catch up on our giving-to-budget needs. This year is no different, so let me encourage you to give your tithes to our church so we can finish 2016 strongly. We will have our annual Harvest Offering on November 20. Please be praying about what God would have you give that day as we all pitch in to help our church. Thank you.
Have a great weekend. See you Sunday.