It is time to honor the King! Worship is our way of letting God know how much we love him. A wonderful consequence of worship—as we speak to each other in song—is mutual encouragement. I don’t know about you, but I am always encouraged when I worship together with you.
We were delighted to welcome Allie Noel as a sister baptized into Christ last Sunday by her father Tommy Noel. Please encourage Allie in her new journey and Christian walk.
Have you marked these dates as priority on your calendar yet? Are you willing to adjust your schedule to ensure you will be here? I sure hope so.
• April 1st—Easter Sunday
• April 15th—Friend Day and potluck luncheon
• April 29th—Cardboard Testimonials
• May 6th—Graduating Senior Sunday
Let worshipping with us take precedent on these Sundays! As the apostle Paul once said, “make our joy complete!”
In the book, Lasting Impact: 7 Powerful Conversations That Will Help Your Church Grow, author Carey Nieuwhof makes the following observations on developing better approaches to infrequent attenders and unchurched people:
• Show empathy
• Elevate personal relationships
• Love people
• Create a culture of serving
• Prioritize kids and teens
• Create an irresistible experience
• Create an awesome online presence
He comes to these from a perspective of relevance. We certainly have the gospel to share. It remains the best news known to the world. The big question for churches—for us—is how relevant are we in sharing this message in current culture? Do we “understand the times” (1 Chronicles 12:32) and do our best to become all things to all people (1
Corinthians 9:19-23)? It is an excellent and very practical book, which I highly recommend.
Next Sunday is Easter. It is always a highly attended Sunday. Even people who do not worship regularly still do so on Easter Sunday. So, why not ask your friends to join you at Levy? They may be looking for a place just like us. We will never know unless we ask!
I love you church!