A Message from our Pastor
Sunday, August 21 is “Kick Off Sunday” on all our campuses. We will be launching the fall sermon series in every service. My sermon series for the fall is “Freedom Road”; a study of the Ten Commandments. Many people picture the 10 Commandments as a tool for religious bondage and legalism. But the truth is the Ten Commandments are really the map to freedom for your soul. Each week this fall, we will unpack one of those commandments and learn what they mean in the light of God’s grace.
“Kick off Sunday” is also MSU Day at the downtown campus in the 11:00 a.m. service. Each year we host the MSU football team as well as other athletes and students. Our collegiate ministry does a great job of hosting and welcoming these students. Help us to welcome all our MSU students, faculty, and coaches by wearing maroon and gold that morning. At our other campuses, you can wear MSU colors or your favorite college colors.
On Wednesday night, August 24, we launch the fall semester of “Family Night at First” and “Family Night at Sheppard.” Every ministry has a plan for meaningful disciple-making during Family Night. Our children, student, and adult ministries all put together an array of opportunities for you to grow deeper in your faith. The “Revive” series is called “Crucified with Christ” and it is a study of Galatians.
I know that the temperature is still triple digits, but it is time to get ready for a great, meaningful fall on all our campuses. Fall is a season of growth for our church. I hope that you will take the opportunity to invite someone to be a part of knowing and growing in Christ.