Fill the House (Part II)

Empty Chair (A Place for You)Sunday’s message was entitled “Our House Is Too Small.” The text was taken from Exodus 12:3-43; “Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house: And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.”

We recognize that Jesus Christ is often referred to in Scripture as the lamb of God. (John 1:29, Rev. 12:11, Rev. 13:8. 1 Pet. 1:18-20) In short, we have more “Lamb” than we can consume ourselves and we want to share Him with others.

God has been doing great things among us. We have experienced healing, prayers answered, Holy Ghost outpourings, and great times in the presence of the Lord. We cannot keep that to ourselves. What a shame it would be if we do not share with others.

The title of this post; “Fill the House” is also the title of a new campaign we are instituting. For the next few weeks we are on a mission to fill our own seat by being faithful every service, but also filling the seat next to us. We want others to know and be a part of the great things that God is doing.

This coming Sunday (May 3rd) we will offer a special gift to any first time Sunday guest. It doesn’t even matter if you have come on a Tuesday, we will still honor those who have never worshipped with us on a Sunday. The present we give, however, will be small in comparison to the presence of the Lord that we are expecting.

It is our desire for you to help us “Fill the House” by attending Bible Study Tuesday at 7:30 or Sunday at 2:00. For exact meeting times and location, please see the Events tab at the top of the page. We look forward to seeing you as we have a seat for YOU to fill!

Fill the House

Here is the church Finger RhymeI once heard a veteran home missionary tell about his early experiences of starting a new church. He told of his daughter illustrating the children’s finger rhyme “Here’s the church, here’s the steeple. Open the doors and see all the people.” The innocent child however, gave her own rendition of it as she saw it from her viewpoint. He overheard her as she was saying and displaying; “Here’s the church, and here’s the steeple. Open the doors and there are NO PEOPLE.” That’s been many years now and thankfully that can no longer be said of that assembly as it is a full house and has started other branch works.

While that’s quite the norm when beginning a church, it is not the will of God to remain that way. Jesus said in the Parable of the Great Supper; “Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled” (Luke 14:23 KJV).

As we are in the early stages of planting a church in the beautiful city of Abingdon, we are thankful that we have been blessed with a core group of folks who have committed themselves to faithful church attendance, but there is certainly room for more attendees in the confines of the “house” where we meet and we want to fill it up. Will you do your part this coming Sunday by filling your chair while inviting someone else to fill the one next to you?

Check the Events tab at the top of the page for location and time. Come and bring a friend to help us as we fill the house!

Nehemiah Series Continues

Nehemiah (Bible Page)We have been engaged in a study of the book of Nehemiah for some time and tonight we hope to continue that series. We plan to complete chapter 9 tonight and we invite you to join us in this exciting study. Bring pen and paper if you like as this is a Bible study setting.

Just so you’ll know what to expect, this is a relaxed classroom type setting with tables and chairs. Most folks dress up, but some come from work and are dressed accordingly. You will be comfortable with denim or dress clothes. We will just be glad you came!

Although this is an ongoing study, we attempt to begin each study with a review in case this is someone’s first time with us or in case some were absent previously. With that said, you will be able to jump in midstream and enjoy the study. You will not be asked questions that you must answer or be put on the spot to make you uncomfortable.

We will meet at Festive Celebrations at 7:30 P.M. This is conveniently located at 266 East Main Street next to Frost Funeral Home in downtown Abingdon. There is parking on the street as well as behind the building. Come a few minutes early if you’d like to enjoy a cup of coffee and relaxing with friends old and new. We look forward to seeing you there!

You Are Welcome Here

You Are Welcome HereMaybe you’ve contemplated it for a while, but something has been holding you back. The fear of the unknown. Afraid you won’t be accepted. Fearful you will be put on the spot. Questions prevail. What will I wear? Where will I sit? How long will it last?

Let me ease your mind a bit. We are a small group with a big heart. When you come, you will find warmth, acceptance, love, and genuineness.

We are made up of people from various locations and walks of life. You will find folks who have come from various denominations or no religious affiliation whatsoever. What we do have is a hunger for truth more than tradition. We desire relationship more than religion. If you are searching for something more than what you have experienced, this might be the place and this just may be the time.

Why don’t you just give it a try? We meet at Festive Celebrations (266 E. Main St) in downtown Abingdon. Sunday service begins at 2:00 P.M. although folks do come early for pre-service prayer and because we are so excited to get there. Sit where you want and participate at the level you are comfortable. We look forward to seeing you!

Join Us For Easter Sunday

he is risenWe invite you to join us Easter Sunday as we celebrate a resurrected Savior. We will meet at Festive Celebrations (266 E. Main St) for a time of Worship and the Word. Service will begin at 2:00 with pre-service prayer at 1:30.

We are looking forward to a great time of celebrating a risen Christ and would love for you to be a part of it. This will be a small group setting with a big heart for God and people. We think you will enjoy yourself and we know that we will be glad you came!