RCC Weekly Update 2/2/23
Go and make disciples of all the nations - Matthew 28:19
(Excerpt from Billy Graham Daily Devotion: Meeting Spiritual Needs)
Christian missions is unique in the aggressive movements of history. Christianity in its pure form has no “axe to grind,” no system to foster, and no profit motivation. Its job is simply to “seek and to save that which is lost.” Nothing more, nothing less. The words “apostle” and “missionary” mean the same thing: “One who is sent.” The word apostle is from the Greek; and the word missionary is from the Latin. The New Testament is a book of missions. The Gospels tell of Jesus’ missionary accomplishments, and the Acts tell of the missionary endeavors of the apostles. The disciples were launched into the world by the power of the resurrection, and the Gospel made its impact upon the world’s people. Peter went to Lydda, Joppa, Antioch, Babylon, and Asia Minor. John went to Samaria, Ephesus, and to the cities on the Mediterranean. Thomas journeyed to far away India. Paul, the peer of all early missionaries, used the roads Rome had built to take the Gospel through the Empire. Today the need for missions is greater than ever before! The world is shrinking in size but expanding in population. We live in a world of conflicting, confusing beliefs! We live in a world of complex problems! But, more important, we live in a world of dire spiritual need.
Join us this Sunday 2/5 @ 10am for worship and hear from Mike and Kathy Ward share the on the importance of missions, why we are called to it as a church, and their upcoming trip to India.
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Pastor search update
The meeting with Converge this past Saturday (1/28) was successful. We reviewed the church effectiveness surveys and set the pastoral candidate profile. We are in the process of drafting the job advertisement and it will be posted soon.
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