Doing Something Great

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

A mentor of mine named Bill Easum invited me to make Acts 1:6-8 an integral portion of my working theology.    “ …you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” God is telling us to be the church locally (Jerusalem), regionally (Judea), with folks we don’t like all that much (Samaria), and globally (ends of the earth). It seems like too much, who could do that?

The reality is, no one can be the church to all those people in all those places. God can do it through our personal participation in missional community. To get the mission accomplished, God will offer the people and strategies necessary for you to be part of God's plans to transform the world.

As a community of faith, we have the had the joy of coming to know Brad Corrigan, founder of ” Love Light and Melody (LLM),” as a significant partner in mission.  Brad recently introduced me to a book “ RICH MULLINS (A Devotional Biography ) An Arrow Pointing to Heaven” by James Bryan Smith. In the book's introduction, the author says, “Rich Mullins rose to fame and fortune in the music industry and then gave it all away to live in obscurity among Native Americans on a reservation in New Mexico, teaching children the joy of music and the hope of the gospel. Then his life, so full of promise, came to a tragic end in an auto accident.”

The quote in the Mullins book that has stood out the most to me is from Phillip Brooks, “You never become truly spiritual by sitting down and wishing to become so. You must undertake something so great that you cannot do it unaided." (page 202)

On Sunday, Brad Corrigan will update the GGCC worshipping community on the ministry and mission of LLM. Being faithful to God's written word, LLM is locally serving through “Sun Valley “ near Mile High stadium, the Pine Ridge Native American reservation in South Dakota is a regional ministry merely 6 hours from Denver, and to Nicaragua and the precious people there whom we have come to know on a global level.  On Sunday we will be invited to prayerfully ponder, how through the partnership with LLM, we might be being given the “aid to do something great.”

May God bless your week and I hope to see you Sunday.

Still in One Peace,

Pastor David J. Jensen

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