What a GREAT way to start off 2011. This last weekend I was in Wheeling, WV gearing up for the Life Unlimited series I will be giving there this coming July. It’s a small church, but one I felt has lots of potential. Wheeling, to a large degree, is blue-collar town that was once a large steal town before labor was sent overseas. You can imagine from its architectural structures downtown what this town was in its day.
The church there, I found to also have its history. But the Wheeling church is wanting a new beginning in its surrounding community and beginning with God’s love as seen through the revelation of Jesus Christ, they feel, is exactly where to begin. This last weekend we started with how it is that intelligent thinking rational people can possess a genuine faith in Jesus Christ and His representation of God. From there we looked at misconceptions most people today have about the character of God and how we can make a difference in this world through being a part of the final revelation of God’s character of love. We ended the weekend with a purposeful, heart level consideration of the cross and once again, hearts were moved and lives where changed for eternity. Truly, the radical, self-sacrificial, other-centered love we see emanating from God on the cross is revolutionary from the inside out.
Please keep this little church in prayer as they seek to be a blessing in the lives of the people in Wheeling.
Also, I’ll be headed to Bend, Oregon tomorrow for a weekend seminar. For all those who are now partnering with us each weekend through prayer, please pray with us for this event too. Prayer really does make a difference! I’ll keep you posted on how this next weekend goes when I get back next week.
Thank you for being a part of what we here at Renewed Heart Ministry do.
Love like the rain, love like the sun, and go enlarge the kingdom. (Matthew 5:44,45)