Relentless in Our Love for Others
What an amazing year 2017 has been so far! In only three months we have seen God do some amazing things, including celebrating the nearly 150 people of all ages making first-time decisions to follow Jesus. Our church services are filling up too, as you continue to be relentless in telling others about God’s work in your life and inviting people to join you.
We’ve actually reached what we hope to be a new normal and now have over 2,000 people of all ages attending services weekly. We also have a growing online audience sometimes exceeding 200 viewers. Why mention these numbers? Because every number represents a person with a name known to Jesus—and every person matters to God.
Speaking of names that matter to God, in two short weeks we have a huge opportunity to show what life with God at LCC is all about as we open our doors on April 15th and 16th to the expected 4,000 plus people at our five Easter services. While the magnitude of that number can feel overwhelming, isn’t it good to know that God is already at work preparing people’s hearts to respond to the Gospel?
As we prepare for Easter and the next few months, may I make a personal request for you to pray, invite and serve? Pray for God to work mightily, for people to respond to His call and come to Christ, then invite your neighbor, the clerk at the store, or a family member. Based on experience, I can say that many people who are coming don’t even know it yet, and they need to be invited, so please pick up some of our invitation cards and then use them.
Easter is one of our “Super Bowl Sundays” and we need a literal army of servant-hearted volunteers to sacrificially give of their time to effectively reach those God is calling. Many of you have volunteered already. Thank you! If you’re ready to volunteer and jump in with us, please register to do so now.
Serving others at LCC really is exciting and you’ll be appreciated in both tangible and non-tangible ways. This video is one tangible expression that was shared at a recent volunteer appreciation event. Maybe you missed it, so I hope it helps bring a smile to your face or inspiration to begin serving.
Finally, you may remember our newly adopted guest services motto: Hospes Venit, Christus Venit (When a guest comes, Christ comes). That is also the perfect expression to think about, as we are being relentless in our love for others. Philippians 2:3 tells it plainly,
“Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble thinking of others as better than yourselves.”
May we all humbly put others before ourselves and love and serve, just like Jesus!