by Lenny Ports

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Reach up, Reach in, Reach Out (1 of 6)
Series: Reach
Lenny Ports
2 Corinthians 13:5

We are beginning a brand new sermon series today called REACH. And how appropriate it is that on the Sunday of the first message in this series, we are having a fellowship immediately after church called GETTING TO KNOW YOU.

Don't be afraid today - no one will bite you. If you didn't bring any food with you, we have plenty of food for you, so please stick around for the best part of our GETTING TO KNOW YOU SUNDAY - the food and the fellowship. We have games and presentations and other stuff for us to have some fun together and get to know each other and little better.

We are a community of believers that is passionate about worshipping Jesus and loving each other. We are not just a church, we are a FAMILY.

I knew after last Sunday that we were done with the JOURNEY OF FAITH series and I was praying this week about what God would have for us. I started to sense this word REACH and that it was a message to the Body of Christ, and that it is time for us

- to reach beyond our comfort zones,

- to be mindful that the time is running short and that we are living in perilous times, and

- to extend ourselves to others.

The first confirmation to this word was when a brother texted me and told me that God had put it on his heart to REACH OUT to another brother and invite him to our fellowship today. I tell you - that just makes a pastor's heart glad! We also received a confirmation from Pastor Phil Cappuccio - a man of God that our leadership team looks to as an outside presbyter or elder to this house. I don't know if you saw it, but he posted a word from God yesterday that he had received while in prayer:

''While in prayer early this morning The Lord placed this word upon my heart: Believing friends don't despair. A Great AWAKENING is commencing in the hearts of many. A beautiful SPIRIT of UNITY is coming to the church across this nation. A new sense of U ...

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