In a couple weeks Eastside will embark upon our Neighborhood Impact emphasis. The dates are Saturday, June 26th – July 3rd, 2010. This is our attempt at doing good deeds in our community. We are asking each small group to take on a community project or to join an existing project. In fact, we are asking each person associated with Eastside to join us in this endeavor.
One of the things we need to keep in mind is this…as we go around doing good deeds (doing ministry) then those who are on the receiving end will naturally asked two questions, “Who are you?” and “Why are you doing this?” When these two questions are asked then it is sure indicator that God is at work. It’s at this moment (when these questions are asked) that we get the opportunity to share the GOOD NEWS (love of God).
Would you join me in praying for 3 requests based upon Colossians 4:2-6:
2Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. 3And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains.4Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. 5Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. 6Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. (NIV)
Please pray for the following 3 things as we go forth in serving others:
- Open the Door
- Open My Mouth
- Open Their Hearts
Please start planning and praying right now! To God be the glory!
I love each one of you. I am thrilled to be your pastor and friend.
Love and Prayers,