Pastor Blog

May 2021

Posted by Chad Grayson on

Hello Lifers!

I pray the month of May is off to a great start for you. It’s going to be an awesome month! I’d like to share with you some of our upcoming events.

May 9: Love on your Mama! Happy Mother’s Day to all of our moms at LCC. We will have a photo booth set up for you to stop by and take a picture with your family. Make this day special for your Mom!

May 16: I am so excited to have my mentor Pastor Johnny Hunt preaching in both services. Pastor Johnny is the former pastor of First Baptist Woodstock, GA and is currently servicing as Senior VP of Evangelism and Pastoral Leadership for the North American Mission Board. Invite a friend and get ready for some incredible preaching.

 

May 23: Pastor Jake will conduct his last Parent-Child dedication at LCC. Since we were not able to have a dedication ceremony last year, I would encourage you to sign up for this special time. You can find more information and sign up on our church website.

I’d like us all to consider this question for the month of May: Are We Fully Convinced?

Romans 4:20-21, He (Abraham) did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.

Lifer, are you growing stronger in your faith? Because if you are not then you have plateaued. Any time a Christian plateaus, a slide begins. Any time a Christian wavers a drift begins. Any time a Christian fails to hold on the God’s promises, they begin to sink. You can’t grow stronger by letting go of God’s promises. Faith is being fully convinced that God’s promises are always true even when we don’t feel like they are. This is when are FAITH must be stronger than our feelings.

Abraham, who Paul is writing about, didn’t just hold on to the promises, he held up the promises. The passage says “He grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God.” 

Do you know what it means to give God glory? 

It means you raise His promises back to Him as a statement of belief as you journey through life. Like a flag or a banner you lift them high revealing that you are under the promise. It means you take those promises, those dumbbells, in each hand and hold them up. This is where the strength is really built. When you lift up the promises up and wave them, this is worship. And when you worship, you tear down doubt, you tear down fear, your tear down uncertainty and you tear down worry. When doubt, worry, fear, and faithlessness is torn down, like muscle, you have room for your faith to grow!

I love you church!

Pastor Chad

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