At least two things happen every time I travel to speak at a church away from home. First, I am encouraged when I try to encourage others. This was especially true this weekend. At Northgate Christian Fellowship in Benicia, CA, Michelle and I were both impressed and encouraged by what God is doing in that place. Serious props to the pastor, Larry Davis and his team. Great, great stuff!
Secondly, I MISS HOME! I’m so glad at Community you all got to hear Jeremy, our new Family Pastor. I’ll be watching his message myself, but have already heard from others what a great job he did! Can’t wait to see you this coming weekend!
Whether you’re at home or traveling…let’s join a church family and seek to encourage others. You will be encouraged when you do…guaranteed!
Also, if you would take a moment and pray for your home church…as well as any church you visit this summer while traveling. Here’s a good place to start with that prayer:
“Every time we think of you, we thank God for you. Day and night you’re in our prayers as we call to mind your work of faith, your labor of love, and your patience of hope in following our Master, Jesus Christ, before God our Father. It is clear to us, friends, that God not only loves you very much but also has put his hand on you for something special. When the Message we preached came to you, it wasn’t just words. Something happened in you. The Holy Spirit put steel in your convictions.” (1 Thessalonians 1:2-5 MSG)