The scripture for today is 2 Corinthians 5:17-21.
“The new creation has come” is very appropriate at this time for Living Lord. In a few days, we will be welcoming Pastor Steve Cauley as our new Senior Pastor! Let us welcome Pastor Steve and his family with open arms and open hearts! Thanks to the ministry of Pastor Lanny this past year, we are prepared to start this new journey in faith.
Paul tells us that we are called to be ambassadors from Christ with the message of reconciliation. How much we need that message in today’s world! Rather than looking at ourselves and others looking to categorize everything, we need to look for our commonalities and share the love of God with all of our neighbors. Our small group has been studying the Growing Young book. It talks about becoming one with our neighbors and extended community. It will be very helpful in shaping our future vision of Living Lord and how we are ambassadors for God’s love.
Dear Lord, prepare us for the new journey of faith ahead of the disciples of Living Lord. Guide us in this journey to spread your message. Open our hearts to this new beginning.
Prayer Concern - for those who have lost loved ones to COVID-19, senseless violence and despair.
Alternate verses can be Psalm 144 or Isaiah 27:1-6.