We have scheduled an Evangelism Weekend for
this May 13-15th. A college/high school youth choir from The
Bridge Bible Fellowship Church in Reseda will be in the SYV to minister
to and with us. The plan is for them to join us in bringing the gospel
to our community. This youth choir is led by Pastor Steve Lively, a
brother who loves the Lord and is a gifted worship leader and singer.
Steve’s passion is to
bring Jesus Christ to the unsaved, and to mobilize his college ministry
to take the gospel to the lost. This worship choir is called “Lifted
Up”. They include thirty-five young people.
The details have not
been worked out; the general plan is as follows:
1. “Lifted Up”
will bless us with a mini-concert on May 15 during our Sunday morning
2. A full concert
will take place on Sunday evening.
14, is open for further planning.
My heart is
encouraged because I know that both Sunday morning and Sunday evening
will be a great opportunity to invite family, friends, neighbors,
co-workers and our community to our Church. What an opportunity to love
the lost and share Jesus Christ with those who attend!
It is hard to
believe, but May 13-15 is only six weeks away. Prayer for this event is
vital. Let me suggest some ways in which we may be led to pray.
God’s favor so that many unbelievers maybe exposed to the beauty
of the Lord and His saving grace
through what they hear and see in our Church and in this
That the Lord would pour out a spirit of
individual, family and corporate prayer for this event. Nothing
is impossible for God.
His power will make this weekend
special for all involved. But the Lord has
commanded us to wait on Him
in prayer for the provision of His blessing. There
are few things more
important for our Church family in 2011 than this
weekend. Let’s pray.
Please consider coming to one
both of our corporate prayer meetings to join us as we intercede for
3. That the Lord will free any of us from a
sense of inadequacy. May He enlarge our faith to trust in Him.
outreach will be opposed by the powers of darkness.
Many of us feel unprepared to share our
faith. We are reluctant to
invite the unsaved to hear the gospel. This is true often
even though we want
nothing more than to expose those who are
perishing to Jesus Christ. Those without Christ in our
are living in the world without hope and without God. They are
struggling through the
hardships of life without the One who is our
personal refuge. Can you imagine life without Jesus? What
eternal wrath that awaits the unsaved? What if
someone had not shared Christ with us? I
know these issues are near and
dear to you. But why then does an opportunity like this make
us feel insecure? Is it not because Satan does not want us to
be a light on a hill? Our God is able to
empower us to make
this weekend a great blessing. Let’s pray for this!
That Steve Lively and “Lifted Up” would be
greatly blessed by Community Church through our joyful
congregation would make this weekend a priority in both personal prayer
6.That those planning this event will be
blessed with much wisdom.
Please mark your calendar. More details