This weekend, we will begin a series of messages that examine Peter’s encouragement to his readers, asking them to be of one mind. Unity is especially important when living in exile. As believers, we must function in unity in order to be effective, but to do that, you and I must pursue the mind of Christ. The title of this weekend’s message is “ONE MIND.”
This weekend, we will begin a brand new series in the book of Ephesians. This series will not only show us the importance of the church in our own lives, but how it shapes and molds our family relationships as well. The title of this new series is “ESSENTIAL.”
This weekend, we are talking about our church and the family of believers that God has blessed us with here at Clearview. This is such a special place and I am so thankful for each person here, as I know many of you are as well. One way that we can show our gratefulness for our church family is by volunteering to serve in some capacity. There are so many ways to serve and to partner with our church family as we reach the lost and make Christ visible.
Christianity is more than just a come and sit religion. It is a call to do go and serve. We are saved to serve. Many Christians feel as if something is missing in their Christian walk. They search high and low for some secret formula to joy and fulfillment but to no avail. True joy and fulfillment can only be found in allowing the Holy Spirit to find a place for us to serve in God’s Kingdom.
Some people fear that community means someone is going to control my life. Nothing could be further from the truth! Community is the joy of walking with other pilgrims on the road of life. As we learned last weekend, community is vital. It keeps us grounded. It helps us to make wise decisions. The reason many people make foolish decisions is because they live in isolation and get easily blown about by their feelings and emotions.
In our world of hyper-connectivity with Facebook,Twitter, and other social media, most people are still isolated. They mistakenly think that observing each other's lives from smart phones and computer screens is living in community. Nothing can be further from the truth. Neither can any amount of bible study and prayer take the place of the human touch. Bottom line: God never intended for us to live detached from each other. Christian life was always meant to be lived in community. The reason even Christians seem to be making bad and random decisions is because there is no accountability.
THANKFUL FOR MY CHURCH FAMILY by Pastor Shah, Clearview Church, Henderson Thanksgiving is upon us and we are told to be thankful for our family, friends, health, nation, and even spiritual things like the Word of God and our salvation. But there’s one thing that we usually don’t hear in this list – it’s our... Continue Reading →