photo credit – Nichole Schrock

I love this Galatians 5 scripture:

22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

No law exists anywhere on the planet against the characteristics of God’s spirit in the life of the believer! So, believer, new or old, take heart! Move in the power of Gods spirit in you. Take your next step!

Speaking of steps – last weekend was a phenomenal experience of baptisms and gigantic next steps forward for many in our church. I’m so grateful for those that went public with their faith in Jesus here at the Elkhart campus of GCC and I can’t wait to see how these lives, committed to Jesus, steeped in love and living out of a deep well of gratefulness and optimism will change the world!

Last weekend, baptisms. This coming weekend and the following three during the 11:30a service we launch into our Next Step classes. This is a solid next step for anyone new and exploring the idea of what it means to belong to a church, or anyone that is curious or has questions about how you might fit into God’s story. That’s really most of us and so I urge you to join us by registering here. This free class will give perspective into God’s Story by answering questions like: Who is God? What has God done? Who am I and what is my role in God’s Story? What is Granger Community Church all about and what is my role here? The class meets for four weeks, so you won’t want to miss one! If you have children in fifth grade or younger, they can enjoy the programming in their own room at the same time.

My anticipation of where God is taking us is off the charts! Have courage! Take your next step. Engage the meaning of a life lived in love and together we’ll change our neighborhoods, community and world!

BUT, it starts with us, each of one of us, individually deciding to follow Jesus with all our heart, soul and mind…together!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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