Good day friends and family, prayers abound for your continual awareness of God's presence in every part of your life. May the Spirit stir you and guide you - and may you follow. The words, reflections, and future posts on this page are a result of my own stirring, partly as a challenge to bring clarity to my own thoughts and vision, and partly to communicate them with you through the position I have been so graciously appointed.
It is through conversations with people like you that I have learned that there really is an interest in what is going through your preacher's mind. As our little church grows in relationship with God and each other, we have also seen a few more people interested in being a part of what's going on in this little old church in little old Cisco.
In short, we are determined to be followers of Jesus. We have and will face challenges and difficulties, and we will be imperfect and let each other down. But at the core of our belief, we understand that Jesus not only taught what we need to know, but also showed by example how we are to follow. One step more, he sent his Spirit to be a guide and his peace as confirmation. His grace is sufficient, and his will is the way.
To love God by learning to love others as ourselves;
To serve God by learning to serve others;
To learn to live as Christ, with Christ, and for Christ.
1. God is good.
2. He is up to something.
3. He has invited us to be a part of its unfolding.
This blog is not intended as an advertisement for our First Christian Church of Cisco, but rather an exploration of church itself, a communication of ideas and visions, and a sharing of knowledge both learned and experienced. That being said, if we see you in church on Sunday, you are loved and welcome at the watering hole. I look forward to this New Year with sermons focused on the words of Jesus and writing focused on a renewed reflection on being church.