March 3, 2019

“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will
be put into your lap. For with the measure you use
it will be measured back to you.” ~ Luke 6:38~

Welcome to Dayton Avenue.  Today is a celebration day.  It’s not an anniversary or holiday, or a day marking a special event.  But it is Sunday, and we want to celebrate the life we have in Jesus Christ.  He is the Focus of our day together.

Our job this morning is to praise God.  The Bible says that God seeks those who worship Him in spirit and truth.  We worship God with our spirits through songs and through studying His Word the Bible.  And in the process of God seeking us out, we will discover that He is what our hearts are truly searching for.

This evening at 6:00 is the final special business meeting concerning the building expansion project.  Thank you for praying about this, we are just about two months away from work beginning, Lord willing.

I’ll be sharing more from the platform about the insert for the upcoming Membership Information Luncheon on March 24th.  A question I am often asked is, what is the process for becoming a member here?  This luncheon is designed to be the first step: we share information about what we believe and teach, how we make decisions and remain accountable, and what makes our church unique.  After that, people share their testimony with one of the pastors, and finally, they come forward at the end of a service and we corporately receive them as members.  I encourage you to consider attending the luncheon.

Last year, you – our church family – surprised us with an anniversary gift trip to Israel.  Sarah and I leave this coming weekend and could not be more excited!  Thank you so much.  We love you and are so blessed to serve the Lord here with you.  Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead next Sunday!  God bless you.  We’ll be on our trip the next two Sundays, but don’t miss our special speakers!!