The Shepherd’s Vigil 7/18/2018

A Weekly Message from Rev. Rafe Vigil, Senior Pastor

 
God is a God of life and creation. In Genesis God creates and gives life. God rescues the people of Israel from slavery and gives life. In Jesus God offers us new life. Jesus said “I have come that you may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10).
 
All living things are about giving life, procreating, or they go extinct. The purpose of a mango tree is not to produce mangos but to give life to a new mango tree. (Praise the Lord!) Even the smallest insects that live for less than a day procreate and produce another of its kind. God made everything to give life.
 
We were made to give life, not only physical procreation but also the new life in Christ. When was the last time you helped someone find life. Not just us but the church also. If a mango tree produces another mango tree a church alive in Christ produces …….
 
When was the last time New Horizon UMC produced the life of another church? Perhaps we have been dormant too long.
 
Something to think and pray over,
 

Pastor Rafe