Sep 13, 2015 - Rev Paul Rasmussen
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What do you love about HPUMC?
What do you think you, personally, could do to help make HPUMC a church that everyone can love?
When you are lost, where is the first place you think of going?
How do you see yourself having an influence on the next generation of disciples?
Who do you know who might be lost and needs to hear about the love of Jesus? Will you invite them to worship with you next week?
Over the past four weeks what has stood out to you, challenged you, or surprised you in our Welcome Home sermon series?
Have you ever had an epiphany? You know—a time when all of the sudden a lightbulb turned on, and you learned something new? Had an eye-opening realization?
This week, Rev. Paul Rasmussen wrapped up the sermon series, Welcome Home. Over the past four weeks we have been talking about family ministry and why family ministry is important. Paul emphasized that the most important task of the church is to pass down the gospel to the next generation.
Re-read Luke 2:46-49. In this passage, Jesus' parents find him in the temple after he becomes lost for three days. The temple is the first place Jesus goes when he becomes lost.
The temple is the equivalent of the local church in our context. Paul explained that the local church should be the first place we go when we find ourselves lost emotionally, spiritually, relationally, in our careers -- whatever the case may be.
As a local church, HPUMC is striving to be a church that the whole family loves -- and the first place our children go when they find themselves lost. To do this, we have come up with a comprehensive Family Ministries plan. For more information about our new plan and to hear from our Director of Family Ministries, Rev. Matt Tuggle, check out:hpumc.org/family.
Whether you have kids or not, this is an exciting time to be a part of HPUMC. I can't wait to see how God moves through this church to make a new generation of disciples of Jesus Christ.
Blessing and peace in Christ,
Rev. Ramsey Patton
Associate Pastor, Director of Caring Ministries