You’ve heard it numerous times, and I can assure you that to the extent God allows you to be part of City of Refuge Fellowship (CORF), you will continue to hear the following statement, that as the church of Christ we have a calling to devote ourselves to these three things outlined in Acts 2:42:
- God’s Word or the apostles’ teaching
- God’s people or fellowship
- God’s presence or prayer
This devotion does not happen in a vacuum or in isolation. It is always within the context of the church as the community of believers who make up the body of Christ that we get to live out this calling.
God is working in us. This truth is actually more beneficial to us than simply having God work through us or for us. Through the knowledge of him who called us, God is at work to transform and bring us into conformity to the image of his beloved Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
One question we’ve been asking ourselves since the beginning of the year is, how can we transition and move from “I, me and mine” to “we, us and ours”? For months now we’ve been answering this question in the most practical ways possible in our series “WE.” Challenges have been made, encouragement provided for us to turn toward each other to connect, to build relationships, to walk together, to pray for each other.
This week’s sermon from our very own David Mengi is no different. Our prayer is that by the end of this service we all come to a point of understanding that we, the church, are in fact God’s provision that we often underestimate.