May I ask you to please join me in imagining something with me? Would you mind taking a moment and imagining with me what Centenary UMC would be like if every member and friend of this church put God first in their life?
I imagine, first of all, that there would be no people in physical need in Shullsburg because there would be over 200 people who would always be looking to minister, on their own or through the church, to anyone in need. I imagine that people in this area would have a lot more friends and human contact, not to mention peace, hope and love because all the folks at Centenary would be constantly seeking to love on people and start new personal relationships with others out of their love for God in this community. I smile as I imagine all three of our services each weekend being at least half if not all the way full and the top of the church almost coming off because people made it their top priority each weekend to worship God with their immediate family and their church family.
Now, let’s think even bigger…let’s imagine that the entire county, state, nation or how about the whole world put God first? Can you imagine the end of world poverty, human emotional need, the peace, love hope everyone would have and the sound of worship raising up to heaven each weekend all around the world as God’s children praised and adored their Heavenly Father? To me, it would be heaven on earth and I will tell you right now, I believe it can happen!
It all starts with you. Are you ready to make God first in your life? Are you ready to see what God can do trough you and this church and watch it spread all over the world? Then pray to God to send you His Holy Spirit and by the grace of Jesus Christ come to church this weekend as we talk about putting God first in living and giving and, by the grace of God, let’s not only transform the Burg’, let’s transform the world!
Can I get an Amen?