"…long ago God planned that we should spend our lives in helping others." Ephesians 2:10 (LB)
Everyone is searching for that certain reason to exist. We go through life unfulfilled and empty, constantly trying to find that which makes us content and satisfied. We try doing many things that bring us temporary joy, but nothing seems to last.
The apostle Paul gives us the answer to the question of purpose and fulfillment. He reminds us that God created us to love Him and to serve others. When we help others, it gives us a sense of satisfaction unlike anything else. It completes within us that need that we were created to do. When you serve others it makes you feel useful, needed, blessed and complete. It also makes you more like Jesus.
Jesus said, I did not come to be served, but to serve … (Mt. 20:28). God has plans for you. The best way to serve God is to serve others.
2014 is starting off with a bang. We have many things happening and we want you to be a part of them. LIFEgroups have successfully started and continue to grow. If you have not signed up, take a look at the groups and join us. There is still time to get in a group.
Mid-Winter Bible Study is quickly approaching. Dr. Alan Runge will be leading us again and teaching us about the names of God in a series called, “What’s In HIS Name”. Dr. Runge will preach both morning services on February 2 and continue after a lunch in the Dining Room. We will conclude at 3:00 p.m., with plenty of time to make it to your Super Bowl party or take a nap (whichever you prefer). Make plans to join us on February 2.
2013 was a good year for us financially, mainly because of your commitment to the Stepping Up Together emphasis. Because of your generosity, we were able to do some ministry and maintenance things that we could not fund in previous years. Thank you again for your generosity.
I also want to call your attention to the balance owed in our building fund. We are entering the last year of a five-year pledge commitment with a balance of about $350,000 owed on the Family Life Center. Our giving throughout the last several years has been outstanding. With the pledges already promised for this year, we will come close to paying the entire debt off. Let me encourage you to stay faithful in your giving and let me invite anyone who is not giving to the building fund to start. I am looking forward to that day when we retire that debt and your faithfulness is rewarded.
God continues to do great things in the Fee Fee Family. Come and join us.
See you in church,