When I was asked to be an elder at my old church, when I asked why, I was told that it was due to my faithfulness in serving the elementary boys Sunday School class. I hope that wasn't the only reason because I'm not sure that faithfulness is the primary prerequisite for eldership in the local church. But what is? What the earliest church look for in it's leaders? And how did it make the decision on who should replace Judas?
This Sunday, we will look at a very practical example of what the early church did as they began to lead the body of Christ. In doing so, they gave us an example of how we can make any decision in a Christ-honoring way.
This week we start a new series in Luke's follow up to his gospel account. This work, commonly known as Acts of the Apostles is more than a sequel though. It is a continuation of the great redemption story of how a loving and merciful God would come for His rebellious creation.
As we head into a new book, we also head into an exciting time here at Cumming Community Church. I can't wait to see with you what God is doing in our midst as we seek to Follow Jesus Together!
We are pleased this week to have Mark Doss, church planting director with the Central District, bring the message. Mark is also planting a church in central Des Moines.
One of my best friends in church life is my pastor when we lived in Minnesota. Pastor Gary has a saying - we need to keep the main thing the main thing. It's great advice but it doesn't matter at all if the main thing is the wrong thing. That's why he always clarified his saying by reminding us that the main thing is Jesus.
Paul said something similar as he wrapped up his letter to the Galatians. This week we wrap up our series in Galatians and as we do, Paul wants us to keep the main thing the main thing.