Join us this coming Sunday (July 20, 2014) at Pathway Church for the conclusion of our BLUEPRINT sermon series. I will wrap up this series by preaching about the letter to the church in Ephesus found in Revelation chapter 2.
Here are the final two memory verses, from the messages: Bring them up and Dressed for Battle:
Ephesians 6:1, “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.”
Ephesians 6:11, “Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”
We are nearing the end of our sermon series, “Blueprint” – a study of the book of Ephesians. The FINAL memory verse will be shared on July 13, 2o14: Ephesians 6:11, “Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.”
We will complete the series on July 20 and look at the message to the church in Ephesus found in Revelation 2:1-7.
Remember that God has a great plan, a BLUEPRINT for your life! Click here if you are interested in listening to this sermon series.
In the sermon series “BLUEPRINT” – I am challenging you to take advantage of the opportunity to “Dig Deeper” and make a strong investment in hiding God’s Word in your heart. I have been providing verses for you to memorize throughout this sermon series. These verses coincide with the messages of the “BLUEPRINT” sermon series. Here are these verses:
Ephesians 2:8-9, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.”
Ephesians 2:10, “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Ephesians 3:20-21, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
Ephesians 4:11-12, “Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. 12Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.”
Remember to hide God’s word in your heart, Psalm 119:11.
What is Columbus 14? Here is a description of this powerful outreach.
Every year the Assemblies of God hosts a “Fine Arts Festival” for middle school and high school students. This is a ministry of the Assemblies of God designed to help students DISCOVER, DEVELOP, and DEPLOY their ministry gifts. Fine Arts is a place where students who have discovered their gifts can compete in a competition as part of the development of their gifts. Many students are proficient enough to compete nationally. This year’s National Fine Arts Festival is being hosted in Columbus, OH.
As part of this effort, the Assemblies of God has made a way for students to DEPLOY their ministry gifts. There is an annual missions trip as part of this National Fine Arts Festival each year. So, this year, there will be a missions trip to Columbus, OH. Assemblies of God students from all over the nation will arrive in Columbus to compete, serve in a missions trip, and join in a National Youth Convention held at Nationwide Area. The name for this entire festival is Columbus 14.
Pathway Church is one of several Columbus area churches who will serve as a host site for the missions trip that is part of Columbus 14. Each host site organizes an outreach or missions opportunity. Pathway Church is organizing a Vacation Bible School (VBS). We are looking for 20-30 people from the church to partner together to host this VBS. We will also host 30 – 50 students from across the county that will be assigned to our site as a part of this missions trip experience.
The Assemblies of God has written a VBS curriculum that we are using for this outreach called Mega Sports Camp. This VBS organizes the learning into opening and closing rallies for the kids, sports, and Bible lessons. Pathway Church will be hosting a Mega Sports Camp VBS from July 29 – August 1, 2015.
We need your help as we host this missions outreach. To volunteer, please sign up on site at Pathway Church or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are days where we can all feel like we are just striving to survive. We face conflict, difficulties, our own mistakes, situations beyond our control, and a myriad of circumstances that can be discouraging. The goal can become: “survive.” I am thankful that God wants more for our lives than just survival. God has great intentions for our lives. He is victorious, and as followers of Jesus, we are overcomers.
It is time to do more than survive – it is time to THRIVE! God’s desire is that you know Him, grow in Him, and reflect Him in your life. God is greater than any circumstance or challenge that we face.
In order to THRIVE, we must develop our relationship with Jesus. The strategy we use at Pathway Church to accomplish this is called “GROW”. At Pathway Church, we are releasing a curriculum based approach to help people grow in the Lord and THRIVE in their life. We are organizing THRIVE groups (discipleship groups) of 2-6 people. You will have an opportunity to evaluate yourself according to the areas of our strategy: Worship, Connect, Grow, Serve, and Go. You will identify the area that you want to further develop. Groups will be organized based on your desires. We will have groups that focus on every area of our strategy.
On Sunday Night April 13, Author and trainer Jim Hall will be at Pathway Church. Jim will speak in the morning worship service, and help us to facilitate an informational and training meeting that evening. If you have interest in leading a THRIVE group, or simply want to learn more about our discipleship strategy called THRIVE, make plans to join us Sunday night April 13.