Living God's Way
I want to welcome everyone back to week two of our series entitled Together for the Harvest. In this series, we’re talking about how God wants to use each one of our lives to make a difference—to make an impact. We are also unveiling the plans God has given our church for our new ministry campus. We believe God has given us a fantastic plan for our “new home” that we’re going to be talking about throughout this series. Speaking of our “new home,” I know that some of you were out of town last weekend and I would like to take a few minutes and review where we are headed. We are not going to review everything that we talked about last week, but later on, we will have the brochures available for whoever did not get one last week.
As most of you are aware, we are currently in the ninth year of renting this facility. We have come to a point in the life of our church were we realize our need to establish a permanent ministry campus in order to continue to facilitate the mission and vision of making disciples of all nations by loving God and our neighbors. Our new ministry campus is vital. Not just nice, but necessary. Folks, this not building a building, it’s about reaching more people for Christ and seeing their lives changed. It is about reaping the harvest in the lives of those that God has been preparing in advance for us to serve and to share the good news of Jesus Christ. If we don’t act quickly we are going to find ourselves in a big predicament, because our lease runs out in April 2012. If we desire to have our ministry campus to open by that time, now is the time to step out in faith and let God work in and through us to accomplish His mission and vision in our lives.
Today we want to spend our time looking at a man that had a great mission and vision for his son and learned to live God’s way. That man is Abraham and I want to look at how he learned to Big Idea: Live a Life of Surrender. Turn with me in your Bibles to two places - Romans 12 and Genesis 22. Today, I want to look at the concept of a surrendered life.