Thank you for joining us for our corporate worship gathering this Sunday! In corporate worship, God calls us to worship Him and to celebrate the birth, life, death, and resurrection of his only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, Sunday after Sunday, until he returns.
For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen. -Romans 11:36 (NASB)
Today, we welcome Mark Clifton to our pulpit. Mark is the church replanting and revitalization specialist for the North American Mission Board and also the lead pastor at Linwood Baptist Church. We are appreciative of Linwood Baptist for allowing their pastor to be with us this morning! We are most certainly looking forward to the word Mark has for West Haven!
This past semester has been a wonderful time of spiritual growth for the youth in our student ministry! The topic of study has been “Gospel Foundations”. The gospel is the central message of the Bible and the primary word of Christianity. In very basic terms, it involves human sin, divine grace, and the work of Jesus. Throughout this past semester, students looked at these essential building blocks of the gospel and had an opportunity to practice articulating the gospel with their peers. They have been charged to proclaim that same gospel in their school, among their friends, and to the nations.
Our website has a new resource page dedicated to our music ministry. Singing is a vital component of our gathering together and growing in spiritual maturity. Through song, we desire to equip the saints for the work of ministry and to exalt and worship our great God! Our team takes much care and time in ensuring the songs we sing are theologically accurate, biblically rich, Christ-centered, and gospel-saturated. This new resource page provides information regarding our corporate worship values, serving on the tech team, and more. In time, we will add more content, such as song resources, song banks, and articles. To view the page, visit: https://www.westhaven.church/connect/music-ministry/
Please make every effort to be here next Sunday. Pastor Mike is preaching a sermon entitled “Ministry In A Post-COVID World: Making Jesus Unmissable.” With that sermon, we want to recap some of what we’ve accomplished in the past two years. We also want to give you a roadmap for where we see us headed in the future. We are already making Jesus “unmissable.” We want to make Him so “unmissable” that Leavenworth County would become a hard place to go to hell from! In my office, I have a banner with a portion of this quote from C.H. Spurgeon. I believe it to be fitting:
“If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our dead bodies. And if they perish, let them perish with our arms wrapped about their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled, let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go unwarned and unprayed for.”
Again, let’s make Jesus so “unmissable” that Leavenworth County would become a hard place to go to hell from! “Go therefore and make disciples…”