You’re no longer strangers or outsiders. You belong here, with as much right to the name Christian as anyone. God is building a home. He’s using us all together, irrespective of how we got here, in what He is building. He used the apostles and prophets for the foundation.
Now He’s using you, fitting you in brick by brick, stone by stone, with Christ Jesus as the Cornerstone that holds all the parts together.
We see it taking shape day after day, a holy temple built by God, all of us built into it, a sanctuary in which God is quite at home.
Pastor Michael opened today by stating he feels God creates waves of direction. God has uniquely designed you and placed something on your heart that moves you individually. He gave several examples of how people at FBC have used what moved their hearts to give back to their community. Pastor Kelleen is passionate about prayer and created the worship on the water event. Jason Gibbons has used his love of basketball as a way to spread a powerful anti-bullying message and several food/ hat & mitten drives took place to fill a need in our schools. One person can make a difference. Kim beautifully sang “The Man in the Mirror” to reiterate the point that change begins with you-the person you see in the mirror everyday.
Pastor Michael then posed the question of what can a whole group of people do together? We have size in our favor and being unified by God allows us to change our community. God is blessing and leading us in the direction He wants us to go. FBC is made up of people with a variety of backgrounds, beliefs and skills making us more powerful in reaching the lost. Due to our strength together, the only weapon the enemy has is distraction causing us to stand alone to fight our own individual battles. When Christ is not the cornerstone holding us together, our core becomes weak. When we are weak, we have a hard time accomplishing anything. When we unite as one, we can accomplish what is not supposed to happen. Then we not only survive, but we win. One person can make a difference, but together we are unstoppable.