The Christian life is one filled with joy, despite the hardships inherent in the journey, marked by a partnership with other believers flowing from love and humility, and rooted in a deep conviction that Christ alone is sufficient, and all my self-effort will not gain me favor in God’s eyes.
The dates are not actually fixed yet, but this year we are all excited about our plan to have a full church retreat up in the mountains. The details are yet to be decided, but the goal is to do this instead of Kid’s Club in 2019! In other words, a key focus during the day will be on an exciting time of pouring ourselves into one of God’s greatest treasures to each of us - our children. And at night, we’ll even have time to dig into God’s Word as adults and parents together. It’ll be awesome!
John has a strong passion for all believers - to truly know they are born again and experience fellowship with God and other believers. But even more than this, John desired that every believer would live out the power of their rebirth through holy living. In this way, he was confident that every believer could walk in full assurance of their salvation.