What a wonderful weekend to celebrate the work of God in and through our lives! Jesus said that God’s work through Him was to “seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10). Once we belong to Him and become His followers, His work through us is the same—sharing the truth of what God has done for us through Jesus. His “mission” has become our “mission” to the extent that we are faithful.
Ever need a reason to celebrate? This week has been one of surprise celebrations. While special recognition will find its way into the Traditional worship service, I wanted you to know about another recognition that took place during the week.
As followers of Jesus, God has brought us together as the family of faith called First Baptist Church of Plano. He has a purpose for each of us; He has a purpose for all of us together. His ultimate purpose is that we would grow in our relationship with Him and that we would invite others to enter a relationship with Him through faith in Jesus.
The events of recent days have deepened my emotional response to the word “lost.” My heart jumped into my throat when I first heard that 15 year old Wylie High School freshman Stephen Colbert was “lost” in Indianapolis. Seeing his father, Erick, interviewed led me to identify with the fear and helplessness that only a parent could understand. I began to wonder, “Who is looking for him?” and “What could be more urgent than finding him?” I prayed that he might be safe and found sooner than later.
FROM THE CHURCH COUNCIL
We are so grateful to you, Church Family, for the input you shared through the Strategic Listening Survey. As your Church Council, we have prayed and pored over your responses—and continue to do so. We wanted to share with you some of the more quantifiable results, as well as our understanding of general themes and issues from the survey.