Pastor Gary Dilley concludes the series “When God Walked the Planet”
The story continues:
Her life begins to change. Her circumstances don’t, but how she handles them does. All of a sudden, you’re seeing a person who had little hope, become faith filled…you see a person with little strength to face the day, now reaching out to all these people who had rejected her…. With Jesus, anything is possible.
That’s part of our vision for CP.
Working in cooperation with God, we want to help:
Prepare you for what God meant you to be.
Prepare you for what God meant you to do.
When God Walked the Planet (John 4:1-42) – Today we continue with part two of a three week series about Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well. What does this encounter teach the church about dealing with people?
Let’s return to our story:
Last week, we said we wanted people around us to understand, “Everyone’s welcome.” A second phrase we need to live out as a church is “You can come as you are.”
God sees us as we are, loves us as we are, and accepts us as we are. But by His grace, He does not leave us as we are. (Tim Keller)
What do we all need? – We need a group of people, small enough to know and be known, humble enough to recognize that any of us could lapse into sin, and intentional enough to look out for each other. They gather, not to be religious but to be real, to talk about the truth of God’s word, and the things going on in people’s lives, loving and praying for one another, and reminding each other they’re not alone, as they follow a God who is going to meet them where they are. And who will also take them where they need to go.
When God Walked the Planet (John 4:1-42) – Today we begin a three week series about Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well. What does this encounter teach the church about dealing with people?
This Sunday – Everybody’s Welcome
February 5 – Nobody’s Perfect (Communion Sunday and Benevolence Offering)
February 12 – Anything’s Possible
Everybody’s Welcome (John 4:3-30)
What does a Jesus church look like? In this first week, we find out everybody’s welcome. Let’s look at the story.