Reaching Your Potential

Potter's WheelPotential has been defined as “capable of being or becoming; Possible, but not yet actual.” I have read that the average person only utilizes 10% of their potential. That being the case, we are falling so short of what we could be and the impact we could make. Someone said “the potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.”

I’m convinced that the only place where one can truly reach their potential is in the church of the living God. We will never be all that we can be; all that we were intended to be outside of the will of almighty God. After all, we were created for the Master’s glory (Isaiah 43:7) and nothing else will suffice the soul of a man. With that thought in mind it behoves us to subject and submit ourselves to the preaching of the Word of God. That is the method God has chosen not only to save us, but to “perfect” us. The Bible says in Ephesians 4:11-13:
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

It was Apostle Paul’s desire that the saints to which he was given the oversight of would “come behind in no gift” (1 Corinthians 1:7). A brief study of the scriptural phrase “come behind” simply means: “to come late or too tardily to be left behind in the race & so fail to reach the goal, to fall short of the end to fail, to be wanting to suffer want, to be devoid of, to lack (be inferior) in excellence or worth.” It is likewise my desire that every saint realize their potential in God and be the vessels that he would have us to be. We want to help people become.

If you feel that dissatisfaction with your position in life and are looking for more, please join us in worship service Sunday afternoon at 2:00 P.M. We will be meeting at the Quality Inn Conference Room located at 930 East Main Street in Abingdon, VA. The potter is wanting to mold you to be a vessel that’s useful to Him and His kingdom. See you there!

A Special Evening

 

Festive Celebrations Pic for BlogEvery Tuesday is a special, but this Tuesday will be unique due in part to the location where we will meet for Bible study. Festive Celebrations located at 266 East Main Street in historic downtown Abingdon, prides themselves in creating unforgettable events and we believe Tuesday will be just that. You owe it to yourself to preview this renovated 189 year old home steeped in history where every detail has a story to tell. The ambience of this beautiful home is so inviting that you can’t help but relax and want to stay a while.

Festive Celebrations is an event center designed for weddings, class reunions, meetings, and other special occasions. It is classy yet relaxed. It is upscale yet downtown. It is boots or wingtips. It’s denim or dress. It is all this and more depending on the occassion, but Tuesday night it’s gonna be Apostolic! There’s going to be prayer, fellowship, and Bible study. We are expecting a great time.

Bible study is always exciting, but this Tuesday is going to be extra special and we hope you will join us. Whether you are a regular attendee or just considering checking us out, this would be a good evening to visit. We are offering you plenty of good reasons to come. First of all, we believe that Bible study should not be dull and boring, but quite the contrary. The folks that regularly attend are from various backgrounds and geographic locations. They are accepting and friendly (I’m a little partial). The location is convenient and comfortable.

You can come a little early if you’d like to enjoy the atmosphere and chat with friends (old and new) over a cup of coffee. Doors open at 7:00 and Bible study begins at 7:30. See you there!

 

Worship With Us This Sunday

Worship with UsWe want to extend a special invitation for you to join us this Sunday for worship service at the Quality Inn Conference Room located at 930 East Main Street in Abingdon, VA. Service will begin at 2:00 P.M. with pre-service prayer beginning at 1:30 P.M.

If you have never experienced worshipping with us, please make plans to do so. We believe you will be glad you did. We will do everything we can to make you comfortable and set you at ease. You do not have to get all dressed up unless you want to, you can sit where you like, and participate at the level you desire. We can’t promise you what time service will be over, but should you need to leave early, you are welcome to do so. (We believe once you get there, you won’t want to leave :-)

We trust you will accept our invitation to join us in worship. If you have any questions, please go the Contact Us page and we will do our best to assist you. See you Sunday!