Power to Witness

The day of Pentecost is for the celebration of the beginning of the modern church as we know it.  We celebrate Pentecost remembering the day which the Holy Spirit was sent (Acts 2:4). When the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples, they began to speak in many languages (tongues). This “power” as Jesus called it was given to the disciples to empower them to be witnesses and spread the word of salvation only through Christ; starting at Jerusalem and taking this gospel message to the world.

We have also have been commissioned by Jesus to be witnesses of his great love and saving power. The Holy Spirit is our helper and the power we need to complete this assignment we have been commissioned with. So here is the question…How are you doing with this assignment Jesus gave us? My prayer for all of us, myself included, is that we will revisit our commitment to be the witness Jesus desires for us to become. I know there are multitudes of people close to us, just waiting for someone to love them enough to bring them this great message of hope and salvation. This great commission can only be accomplished through the “ANOINTING.”

The message I started last week “Guard Your Anointing” will continue this Sunday. Last week we learned that the twofold purpose of the anointing is:

  1. To work in me (changing me).
  2. To work through me (changing the world). 

This week I will be focusing on what we must do to guard the anointing in our lives as followers of Jesus.

The presence of the Holy Spirit is growing stronger week by week in our services, lives are being changed. Please take some time before Sunday and pray for our community of Christ Followers and ask the Holy Spirit to continue pouring out of his spirit into our lives. Come prayed up and expecting that God will meet you and your needs as we gather together as the family of God at Saline AG.

Call a friend or family member and invite them to service this Sunday…who knows that this might be the week the Holy Spirit draws them to salvation…through a simple heartfelt invitation from you!

If we keep doing the right things long enough, through the anointing, great things are going to happen here at Saline First AG.

 

You are Loved,

Pastor Glenn & Donna

 

 

In the Know….

  1. Final touches are being made here in Grand Rapids for our move and we are absolutely thrilled that we will finally be in our new home there in the Saline area. It has been a long six weeks waiting to get relocated. Thank you all for your patience and help during this transition time.
  2. If you are able to help offload our moving truck Saturday morning starting at 9am your help would be greatly appreciated. We would love to be finished by 10:30am. 😊
  3. Sunday School is in full swing, we would love to have you join us. Refreshments and fellowship at 9am…classes begin at 9:30.
  4. Remember to mark your calendar and invite a friend for our Memorial service as we recognize those who have paid the ultimate price for our country with their lives; May 22nd in our morning worship service. If you have a photo of a family member or friend who lost their life while serving our country we would appreciate you sharing it with us. We will be displaying the photos on that morning.