“I Thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.” – Philippians 1:3-5
Well January is off and running, 2021 is here! This is the time of year people are known to make resolutions, promises, or commitments. You know it’s been said that most people fail at resolutions not because they plan to fail, but they fail to plan. Catch that? A large majority of these new year commitments never succeed because there is not a plan in place. I can think of a number of times where I had good intentions and what I thought was a great idea; but because I did not plan well, I did not understand how to begin or measure the end, so I failed. There are a vast number of gym memberships that go unused, meal plans that never make it to the menu, or books that go unread because instead of one at a time, I try to read five. Making successful commitments often, if not always, happens because there is a plan, a purpose, and a mission.
The divine success of the mission of Jesus and His Church brought great joy to Paul. He knew the plan; he understood the purpose, and he was committed to its mission. Why? Because he knew that Jesus began the work and would complete the work. We can and should have this kind of confidence in the mission as well. You see, It is with this confidence that we commit ourselves to the mission of Jesus. Knowing that He is the author of the mission, knowing that He brings purpose and instruction to the mission, and knowing that He promises to complete the mission. This should bring us great joy as well as unite us, as we partner together to commit to the mission.
Church, our commitment to the mission of Jesus is the foundation of who we are as disciples of Jesus. Let us commit to coming together under the Word of God this week. Whether you are online or in-person, I am confident that the message Pastor Jared has for us will challenge us and call us to commitment! Be sure to listen to the worship set as you prepare for worship.
See you Sunday, Church!
Myerstown Campus Pastor
SUNDAY AM PLAN
9:00 AM – Worship Service On Campus & Online (Lancaster Campus)
9:15 AM – Worship Service On Campus (Myerstown Campus)
11:00 AM – Worship Service on Campus & Online (Lancaster Campus)
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