FAITH WITH ACTION

Hello All,
 
Can I get an A-Men?  It’s been great to see that the special A-Men retreat that took place a month ago has had a continuing impact and effect amongst our men.  Two morning studies (one in Zug and one in Horgen) have been launched and take place early Wednesday or Thursdays journeying through the Wild at Heart book.  It has also been so encouraging to see many e-mails and SMS’s exchanged as many men are sharing aspects of needed prayer or just praising the Lord as things occur during their busy weeks.  This is evidence of the body of Christ IN ACTION! 
 
And can I get an A-WO-Men too? At the same time ladies, once again you have stepped things up a notch in active faith in response to the request of help regarding a couple of ministry needs with snacks and the kid’s ministry (by the way men, you can be of help here too!)  I believe nearly 10 offers of assistance came back, and with such quick response……….all glory to God!
 
Things are happening right now at LIFT, great things, and I ask for all to keep our young church in prayer, alongside praying for each other.  It seems we will outgrow our meeting space in the near future and already a look around town for other options is underway.  Our vision of starting a new kid’s ministry program aside of Sunday school (CLUB LIFT) is about to begin and perhaps after the New Year a youth ministry (for teenagers) might begin once per month.  Last time I checked, I didn’t see many teenagers in our midst, but somehow, I trust the Lord that as we minister to our community in this area, He will bring draw them in to hear His word! 
 
Can LIFT really do all this? To be honest, I can’t tell you exactly if I have everything figured out and how it will all look.  But I do know, and have faith enough to know, that as we take action in our faith, God will show up and take His action as well! A year from now, we can chat about this again and look back and clearly see how God showed us the way!
 
At LIFT we often pray to the Lord of the Harvest to continue to send forth His workers to help in the fields that are so ripe and in need of the Gospel. (Luke 10)  At the same time, we remind each Christ’s words from John that says the world will know His disciples by their love for one another! 
 
Luke 10:2 -(Jesus speaking)
He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go!
John 13:34-35- (Jesus speaking)
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

As our LIFT Men, Women and Children (ALL OF US AT LIFT) are beginning to share life together, more than just on Sunday’s, it is wonderful to see how God’s church reflects this love that Christ spoke about!  
 
Come join us on Sundays as our journey through Ephesians kicked off with an Extraordinary start last week! This week it is chapter 2 and Extraordinary Life!    
 
In His grip and grace,
 
Corey

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