Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Five things I want every Cypress person to hear...

I’m at a restaurant waiting for a meeting to start and I find my thoughts running over with praise and gratitude to God.  Praise for who He is and what He is doing in our midst.  The Lord brought this scripture to mind…

Psalms 145:1-6 (NIV)
I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name forever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name forever and ever. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts. They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works. They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds.

Let me tell you a short list of the awesome works God is doing in you and through you:
1.  Last weekend we set a “normal weekend” attendance record.  We had 3,697 in worship!  God has to smile when He sees His kids coming in His honor to spend time in worship. 

2.  I have received numerous (more than a handful & less than a hundredJ) reports about how you invited friends to Christmas Eve, or this past weekend, and THEY CAME TO CHURCH!  YOUR INVITATIONS MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

3.  The Orphanage Project in Peru is PAID IN FULL!  Fifty-thousand dollars through your generosity will directly impact the lives of 2,000 children!  Three meals a day, an education, AND the opportunity to hear about Christ!

4.  We have a record number of kids playing basketball this year…over 460 kids!  This means more opportunity to reach and connect with those who do not yet know Christ in a personal way!

5.  We haven’t had really cold weather yet but, when we do (and we willL), there’ll be over 1,200 who’ll be warmer as a result of your generosity during our Fall Coat Drive!  Hope and Love given as a tangible expression of Christ’s love.
Well, my meeting is about to begin, so I had better wrap this up…just wanted to share some of the things I’ve been meditating on and, to remind us all, how great is our God! 
Have a great rest of your day,
Pastor Ken

1 comment:

  1. That is UNREAL!!!!! Praise GOD! I love my church & can't wait until this weekend.