Monday, August 22, 2005

A Sense of Expectancy

August 21st was a bitter-sweet day. The launch team for our new church location met for worship at Robinwood. We will be meeting there every Sunday as we move toward our Grand Opening on September 25, 2005. Though it was felt a little odd and a bit sad not to be together at Riverfalls, there was a neat sense of expectancy about what God is going to do in the days to come.

Here is a little recap on what happened at Robinwood on Sunday (8/21):

There were about 45 people at this un-advertised meeting. Tim Watt, our worship/children's pastor, led us in worship through singing. We spent time in prayer. We prayed fervently for Christ to build His church. We prayed that we might see people come to know Christ soon. We each signed up to take a day to fervently pray over the next 35 days until our launch.
John Parker, student at Multnomah Biblical Seminary and launch team member, spoke from I Timothy 1:12-17. He used a wonderful illustration about how bicycle tires get out of alignment and start to wobble. He said both Christians and the church can get out of alignment in the faith. The thing that keeps us in line is our focus on Jesus and the gospel of our salvation. Go ahead and take a look at this passage yourself. You'll be glad you did! We ended by spending some time in small groups discussing how the scripture applies to our lives.

We are all very excited about our up coming preview services (8/28 and 9/11) and our launch (9/25). Thanks for praying with us and for us!

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