This Sunday, we will finish out our sermon series by unpacking the importance of being one who reaches one. In John 1, Andrew encounters Jesus and we are told, "The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ). And he brought him to Jesus." This is the vision that we have for every MC3er, that the first thing we have on our hearts and minds might be to bring someone to Jesus.
This Sunday, we will unpack John 6, where Jesus and His disciples encounter over 5,000 hungry people. In John 6:5-6, Jesus asks Philip, “Where can we buy bread to feed all these people?” 6 He was testing Philip, for he already knew what he was going to do." Jesus invites us to serve alongside Him and do something much bigger than ourselves. On Sunday, we will look at the importance of committing ourselves to serving the Kingdom.
In John 5, Jesus encounters a man who had been an invalid for 38 years. Jesus approached him and asked if he wanted to be healed, and the man replied, "I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.” We were never meant to do life solo. Adam had Eve, Moses had Aaron, Starsky had Hutch (just checking to see if you are paying attention.) This Sunday, we will look at the importance and benefits of connecting with other believers and the benefit of connecting with the Lord on a much deeper level.
We want to be a church that embodies John 1:41-42. In this passage we are told, "The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, 'We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ).' And he brought him to Jesus." We want to be a church where the first thing that all MC3ers do is search out lost neighbors and bring them to Jesus. So don't miss any Sundays in January as together we learn how to be 141.