2014 is in the record books and 2015 is before us! We are truly thankful for all that the Lord graciously did in this past year, but we are looking forward to all that is before us in this new year. As we talk about the vision that we believe that the Lord has given to us for this new year, one thing we know has not changed… disciples of Jesus will be made. As we begin a new year and continue to consider this topic of discipleship, if there is one thing that the Lord is personally speaking to me, it is that disciples are not quickly manufactured, but rather it is a life long process that the Lord is doing in all of us. There is no cookie-cutter way of doing discipleship. There are many methods indeed, but each individual disciple are in different parts of their walks and our ultimate aim in making disciples is to see them finish their race, not to see them wear out after a 50 yard dash! We want to be those that continually walk with God. Having shared that, let me share with you the theme verse that the Lord has spoke to us for this year and the three key points that the Lord is leading us in this new year!
Philippians 1:27 “Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel,”
- Living a life worthy of the gospel of Christ
- Unified in Spirit
- Striving together for the faith of the Gospel
We would ask that you would please continue in prayer for us as we move forward in unity throughout this next year!
(I will be seeking to write a brief post on each of these points)