Sunday, November 20, 2011

the best day

What were the best days of your church?  Now?  Last year?  Ten or twenty years ago?  Do you remember back in the 80's when so and so was our pastor?  Gosh those were good times.

Are the best days of your church ahead of you or behind you?  Are your moments of strength in the future or in the past?

Last week we had about 1200 people in church.  A great crowd.  When people ask why we are adding on to our building, this is what I want everyone to understand.  If we do not add on, then this is today, our best day.  It will never get any better.  Ten years from now, we will look back and say, wow, do you remember those days?  Thirty years from now when we have aged by an entire generation, we will look back and wish that we had taken the painful steps to keep growing in 2011.

Moving into a positive future is hard work.  Settling for the status quo is easy.  Sliding back into malaise is all too easy when churches lose their vision.

If ever there was a time when the community needed a positive message, now is the time.  Thank you for believing in your church.  Thank you for believing that God has a strong future for us.

It's a beautiful day in God's world, be sure to see the good.

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