This Sunday is for Everyone!
It’s hard to believe we just finished our first full sermon series together. The last three months went fast and I have to say I thank our Father regularly for you all! It really is a joy to get to serve you with my gift and to lead us, together with our elders and deacons, toward the future. I am praying that this Sunday will be a wonderful celebration of God’s grace as well as a time of great hope as we look forward to what he will do in and through us together as Doxa Church. I hope you will all join us for this momentous event. We only get to do this once. Please don’t miss it!
With that said, I want to make sure it’s clear that Sunday is for everyone! Whether you’re ready to join the church for this first year together or just excited to celebrate what Jesus is doing with us all, you are invited. Let’s join together and give thanks for all God is doing here.
If you missed this past Sunday, I want to encourage you to listen or watch the message as I addressed the very important topic of leadership in the church and everyone’s role in following our ultimate leader’s (Jesus Christ) example. You can get that message here.
Talk it out:
Please take some time to process through these passages and questions together:
Read 1 Peter 5:1-6; Hebrews 13:17; 1 Timothy 3:1-13 and Titus 1:5-9
Then discuss these questions:
1. How does Jesus show us the perfect picture of be an Elder and Deacon?
2. If elders are to be the example to the flock and deacons are lead servants helping us all to serve, how do the elder and deacon qualifications inform how we all should live?
3. Which area (s) do you struggle with most and why?
4. How can we together encourage and develop each other in the areas we struggle?
A few things:
-- Later this week I plan to share some ways you can prepare for our celebration on Sunday. In the meantime, don’t forget to RSVP and sign up to bring your prize-winning potluck dish to make the party a great feast!
-- Looking ahead to Easter, if you’d like to get baptized, please sign up here.
Praying you are having a good week family!