Dear Chapel Family,
This past Sunday, we gathered for our quarterly Chapel Family Update. As always, the entire meeting, as well as videos of each report, can be found by clicking the images at the bottom of this recap. If you are only able to watch one segment, I invite you to watch the Ministry Update / Next 40 Update in order to get a glimpse of all that God did on our most recent mission trip to Thailand. To watch that video, please click the image below:
In my sermon on Sunday, I asked the question: From September of 2018 to June of 2019, have we become more mobile disciples? My answer is an emphatic “yes!” Our Missions Pastor, Wes White, and members of the Thailand team reported on only one aspect of how we have become more mobile disciples. To learn more about our progress becoming Jesus’ witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth, please visit our Next 40 Blog.
As we look ahead to this summer, my hope is that the Chapel family will make Luke 11:1 our collective plea: “Lord, teach us to pray.” We will search the pages of God’s Word to learn from godly men and women who boldly approached God in prayer in their moments of greatest joy, sacrifice, pain, and confusion. Most importantly, we will learn from the Word of God made flesh, Jesus Christ, as He teaches His disciples, and us, how to pray. To get the most out of this series, we can’t only preach about prayer or read about prayer; rather, we must pray. Our Summer Prayer Challenge booklet will be our guide. The sermon series begins this Sunday, June 16 and our Summer Prayer Challenge begins Monday, June 17. More information and a fuller description of what we will be learning together this summer can be found by clicking the following image:
Jesus said in John 15:4, “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.” I can see Jesus has already produced tremendous fruit during our Annual Focus Called to Explore, and I look forward to seeing the fruit that He continues to produce as we spend time abiding in Jesus Christ as the True Vine through prayer this summer.
See you Sunday,