September 1 - Core 52 - It’s Not Just For You! Steve Yeaton, Senior Minister
This Sunday, September 6, we launch the Core 52 Experience. I hope you are planning to participate by joining us in worship (in-person or online) for the sermon series or doing Core 52 with your small group (or join one), or by reading through the Core 52 Devotional book, or, better yet, by taking part in all of the above. The more engaged you are the more you will personally gain from the experience, especially in terms of your understanding and application of God’s Word. However, Core 52 Is Not Just For You!
While I am excited about what you personally will get out of the experience, I am more excited about how you will bless others as a result of your growth in God’s Word. It’s kind of like a parent who gets motivated to get in better physical shape not for the sake of looking better, but for the sake of his children. He gets in better shape so he can do more things with his children and, even, so he might be involved in their lives longer.
In the same way, the better we understand God’s Word, the better able we are to bless the world around us. And our world needs blessings right now! The world is longing for examples of transformed lives, it’s looking for direction on how to live life, it’s looking for answers on what life is all about, and the Word of God provides all of that and so much more. Who will show the world what God’s Word offers to them?
You might think, “That’s what the preachers are for!” Preachers do play a role in God’s plan to make His Word known, but that role is not to do the work of the church, it’s to equip you to do the work (Ephesians 4:11-13; 2 Timothy 2:2). It’s really the best plan when you think about it. After all, how many of the non-churchgoing people in your life know who the preacher at church is? Probably very few. But who do they know? They know you! For their sake, it’s important that you know God’s Word and live it out before them.
Just like with physical exercise, there will be times when you don’t feel like listening to the Core 52 Experience sermons or reading the Core 52 devotional or showing up to a Core 52 small group, but you will if you remember you’re not just doing this for you, you’re doing it for the people in your life who need to discover and experience God’s Word. As the Bible says, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” (Romans 10:15)
Sunday Morning Options
- In-Person at 9:00 (65+) or 10:30 (all ages) - Masks are strongly encouraged
- In-Person at 10:30 - utilizing our Family Friendly set up in Fellowship Hall. Masks strongly encouraged
- Online at 9:00 here or through our app.
- Online at 10:30 here, through our app, on Facebook, or YouTube.
- Radio at 11:30 on WYGS 91.1 Columbus or 89.1 Greensburg (note the message is one week behind)
We are continuously evaluating how we can be together and be safe, please be patient, pray for an end to COVID-19, and a time when we can all worship together safely.