Every story matters! There are 175 more people attending life at The Church at Severn Run than there were a year ago! Every number is a story...every story has a name...every name is near and dear to God -and it matters!
Can any of us say, toward God, that someone else's story doesn't matter? The heart of our faith is that every life is worth the blood of Christ! Every life is of infinite value to God! That's how He loves and because He values the stories of other people -we do too!
So, we just want to praise God for your willingness to invite others, to be a bridge and help other people know they really matter to God!
Every empty seat represents a story that is probably someone living their life without the knowledge and the benefit of the love of Jesus Christ. Every empty seat represents someone for whom Jesus died, that He's going after--but we're not. From now on, when you see an empty seat, I want you to see a person that we have to get out on the road and reach!
Our purpose as a church is to reach as many people as possible. How we're going to do that? I don't know, we're gonna walk with Jesus and see! We are gonna move out on the road to be creative in revealing the love of the Father in the Life of the Son in the Power of the Spirit and reach as many people as we possibly can because "God so loved the world..." (John 3:16). This is a Jesus-centered journey! He's passionate about every life! Every person matters, every human life is of infinite worth and value to the Lord our God!
Let's keep it up and reach as many people as possible -until heaven is full and hell is as empty as possible, our work isn't done! -Dr. Drew Shofner