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September 18, 2020 - A Note from Travis

Posted by Travis Simone on

Dear Chapel Family, 

This past Sunday we began our new annual focus, moving from a wide-angle view of the entire Bible and zooming in on the center of the story, Jesus Christ himself. To read more about what we’ll be studying together this year, click the image below. 

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During this season we are committed to building the new wineskins needed to receive the new wine Jesus is pouring (Luke 5:36-39). One of the new wineskins we recently built is our condensed Online Service — a worship opportunity planned specifically with those worshipping at home in mind. This new service will be available each Sunday starting at 7am at wcchapel.org/worship. We will continue to stream both our 9am outside service and our 11am inside service as we worship together, no matter our physical location. 
 
Our prayer in developing this new wineskin is that we can not only continue meeting people wherever they are spiritually and physically in this challenging season, but that we can also provide a service that is easily shareable with others. This week’s online service is available by clicking HERE. Please consider copying this link and sharing it with others.  
 
As we read in our new Annual Focus Booklet, Jesus himself warns us to be careful what we look at: “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” (Matthew 6:22-23). Somewhere in the midst of this encouragement and challenge is a promise. If you want a life that is full of light, fix your eyes on what is healthy. You could paraphrase the promise like this: “fix your eyes on the right things and your eyes will be fixed.” What could be healthier than fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Light of the world? If we fix our eyes on Jesus, our eyes will be fixed. This year, may we have the courage to ask ourselves, “What do I fix my eyes on most?” Then, may we learn together how to fix our eyes on Jesus and experience how different our circumstances, suffering, and problems all look through “fixed” eyes. 
 
See you Sunday – outside, inside, and online, 

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Travis Simone
Lead Pastor

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