Wednesday, February 13, 2013

New Things

God's Word uses this phrase many times.  In Isaiah God says through the prophet  "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! (2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV)."  God is into new things and there are several new things I would love for you to support, pray for and embrace as part of God's New Things at Good News.

On Sunday, February 17th the Contemporary Adult class (meeting in Classroom 1 at 10am, upstairs in the Worship Center Building, left at the top of the stairs) will begin a study called "Parental Guidance Required."  The study will be all about parenting and reminds us that the only instruction manual that is given regarding our children is God's Word.  All parents are invited to come, fellowship, laugh, love and learn together.

On Sunday, February 24th at 7pm Good News will be adding a 3rd service geared to our Spanish speaking brothers and sisters in the Santa Rosa Beach area.  The service will be led by Fredy Iscano, one of our Certified Lay Speakers at Good News.  Fredy will preach God's Word with our unified mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ who know God, love God and serve God.  Jesus and His cross will be lifted high.

Both of these new things are part of the Strategic Plan for Good News and are geared to reflect God's love through our congregation and out into the community.  We hope to show people Jesus Christ to help all people grow more like Him through worship, missions, service, fellowship, love and prayer.  By doing this our goal is to be used by God to reproduce this process and multiply His plan, purpose, grace and love in our community and around the world.

"See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland (Isaiah 43:19 NIV)."  Isaiah tells us that we need to open our eyes to perceive that God doesn't need pristine and fertile soil to do His good work.  Because He makes a way in the wilderness and causes springs to rise up in the wasteland.  May it be so here!

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