Sunday Reflections (Sept. 2, 2012): Antioch’s Got Talent, Student Conference, etc.
Friday – Well, we kicked the Labor Day Weekend off on Friday with an event we call “Antioch’s Got Talent” (yes, it’s a spin off of America’s Got Talent show). It’s just a fun time for our members to showcase their talents as we celebrate the Lord’s goodness in bringing our church into existence 26 years ago.
Saturday – On yesterday, over 400 students gathered together for our Impact Student Conference to worship God and to be taught His Word. The conference was centered around the theme “Not Ashamed” based on Romans 1:16. It was great to see Jr. High and High School students worshiping Jesus and being challenged, encouraged, and equipped by the Word of God.
Sunday – At the beginning of the year, I implemented an initiative in our Church School (Sunday School). On the 1st Sunday of each month, each of our Church School classes are studying and going through John MacArthur’s “Fundamentals of the Faith” workbook. Today I had to sub for one of our teachers and teach on the subject of prayer. We had a great time in the Word.
Dr. Wesley preached a sermon entitled, “A Message and a Miracle Meant for the Masses” from Luke 5:17-26.
Pre-registration ended today for our Men’s (Halftime) and Women’s (Sisters Summit) conferences. If you haven’t registered, don’t fret. You can show up on the Saturday of either conference and register on-site.
This coming week – Please be in prayer this week as we prepare to host our Halftime Men’s Conference. If you are wondering what to pray for, here is the big objective for Saturday: that men will embrace and live out Christ-like humility in every area of their lives through prayerful dependence on and submission to the Holy Spirit. Also, would you join me in praying for young men, like myself, in their 20’s and 30’s that God will capture our hearts in Christ so that we might spend our lives for Him and not waste our youth on sinful pursuits, and that the church will begin and/or continue to partner with God in doing what He wants us to do to reach, disciple, and deploy them to serve in His church and engage in His mission? Thanks.