This past Sunday, November 16th, 2014, Pastor Michael Miano preached a message about “Walking in the Light” at The Blue Point Bible Church (www.bluepointbiblechurch.org). You can listen to that message as a podcast at the following link:
What we have been discussion during our Sunday sermons is placing value on the privilege and responsibility of being “in Christ”. You can read through Ephesians chapters 1-2 and see a lot of the blessings of being “in Christ” right there in that passage. I have been issuing challenges for us to grow not only in our understanding, but our expressing of “knowing Jesus”.
This past Sunday, I issued the Unexpected 40 Day Adventure as a challenge. We will begin on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 and will end on Thursday, January 1st, 2015.
Here is what the hand out that everyone signed said:
‘“When we tell God, “Please surprise me with opportunities to tell others about You”, we can have the confidence that He will take us on white-knuckled adventures that will make an eternal impact on others while at the same time giving us the thrills of a lifetime. It’s the different between a numb life of predictability and an exhilarating series of “dvine coincidences”. – The Unexpected Adventure
“The word ‘Christian’ means different things to different people. To one person it means stiff, upright, inflexible way of life, colorless and unbending. To another, it means a risky surprised filled venture, lived tiptoe at the edge of expectation….if we get out information from the Biblical material, there is no doubt that the Christian life is a dancing, leaping, and daring life”. – Eugene Peterson
In seeking to “walk worthy” of being a ‘Child of the Light’, I endeavor upon this 40 Day Adventure. I commit to seeking “life to the full” in and through expressing our Lord to the world.’
I asked everyone to sign the paper and give it to me. If YOU decide you want to participate please send me an email at Christianitygonewild@yahoo.com
I believe we are called to “life to the full” which I believe we live by following the “royal law” (James 2:8). In keeping with “loving others” and living that exciting adventure of helpings others gain clarity about life and the things of God. As we go through this 40 day adventure of us all being challenged to share our faith with others in natural and creative ways, I will share insights from the book The Unexpected Adventure by Mark Mittleburg & Lee Strobel.
So for 40 days, as we enjoy the reality of living our lives with clarity, we will walk as we are called, to shine that clarity into the lives of others. So now just imagine….in our obedience to God we will gain amazing insights and testimonies about “living in the Light” and sharing that Light with others. Surely our Lord blesses obedience.
In His Service,
Pastor Michael Miano