Thursday, November 6, 2014

November 7, 2014

“These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut.Revelation 3:7-8

As FredWes reaches the halfway point of its 20th year, it may be a good time to pause and reflect on the open doors God has led us through and those He is setting before us in these days.

We may be a small church, but let me ask you:

How many small churches intentionally and enthusiastically embrace two worship styles and is growing because of it?

FredWes does!

How many small churches have 85+ years of successful and productive pastoral leadership experience available to guide them?

FredWes does!

How many small churches have carved out an entire national mission field (Guatemala) to the benefit of its Denomination?

FredWes has thanks to the vision of Gerald Rodgers and the anointed ministry of Luis Martinez!

How many small churches are directly involved fighting on the Ebola epidemic on the front lines in Sierra Leone?

FredWes is through the well we sponsored in Makeni, Sierra Leone, on the campus of the University of Makeni!

How many small churches have a regular and ongoing gospel witness in a public elementary school?

FredWes does through the Good News Club at R. E. Lee Elementary School! Every other Wednesday our ladies have the privilege of presenting a Bible lesson to over 40 children!

Let me remind you that it isn’t about the size of our church it is about the size of our God! And it is also about the size of our vision!

FredWes’ legacy has been when God puts an open door before us, we always walk through it in His Strength. That must be true of our future as well! What will be our legacy for the second generation of Wesleyans at FredWes?

Decisions we make over the next several years will have a significant impact on FredWes’ next 20 years!

Guide us Holy Spirit!