23 After spending some time there, he departed and went from one place to the next through the region of Galatia and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples.
– Acts 18:23 (ESV)
Is there someone in your life that you may not see often, but because of the closeness of the relationship and the dynamic nature of their personality, you’ always encouraged by their presence? How about the fact that when you spend time with them, it’s as if the time between the last visit is incredibly short? The Apostle Paul toward the end of his second missionary journey was traveling back toward Antioch and Luke tells us that along the way he went from place to place and strengthened the disciples. I have to believe this not only meant that he taught them, but that he also loved them and had a deep connection to the people that he came in contact with. As a matter of fact, in a few instances, while writing back to the churches he visited, he references such deep friendship and love for the people. He reminds them of how it has impacted his life and theirs. Do you have people like that in your life? I hope so. I believe this kind of unity brings great joy to the Lord and is a testimony of how He is building His Church and connecting lives.
This Sunday we have the pleasure to welcome Pastor Dan Hammer from Harvest Bible Chapel Annapolis. Pastor Dan and his family have spent the week with us alongside other regional GCC pastors and their families. He is such a good friend, brother, and partner in ministry. Dan is often refreshing our church and I’m convinced that the Lord will speak to our church through him, and we will all be strengthened as a result.
So, we will take a break from our series in Ephesians to hear from Dan. His text this week is Luke 10:38-42. This is a familiar passage and Dan is going to challenge us to consider how critical it is to sit at the feet of Jesus and avoid being pulled away from His presence. I encourage you to read the text, pray, and prepare your heart to hear from Gods Word.
I can’t wait to hear from Dan, see you Sunday Church! Here is the worship set to help you prepare your heart for Sunday.
Love you Church,
Myerstown Campus & Small Groups Pastor