Presented by Andy Sybrant & Great Falls team (00:55)
Pastor Casey Kluver invited Youth Pastor Aaron Sybrant from New City Church of Great Falls, to come with his Intern team to share with our church. The team did some painting and maintenance work in the LJCF building as well as work in Lame Deer the last couple of days.
Pastor Aaron asked Gabrielle Jones (Gabby) and Chad Schurman to share their testimonies with us. Gabby shared her journey of searching for a personal relationship with God. Chad shared how he did not believe in God, but God faithfully shows himself as God who personally knows and cares for him.
Pastor Aaron Sybrant then shared the message of “Uncommon Wealth”. He spoke from Ephesians 2, focusing on 2:4 “But God is so rich in mercy” With powerful personal testimony, Andy reminds us that gratitude for such amazing grace is our part.
The Life’s Journey Children’s Pastor, Sherry Benner shared an important reminder that building our life on the Rock-the Word of God- is more than a children’s song. This principle in firmly rooted in Scripture in Matthew 7. She continues encouraging and exhorting us to remember and declare who God says we are.
Repentance is sometimes misunderstood. It often gets associated with feeling bad about yourself. As if God wants you to dwell on the guilt of your mistake. Repentance includes a sorrow for your sin, but never a self-made magnification of your guilt. The fullness of repentance is a change of direction with a result of joy. The goal of the Christian life isn’t to feel worse about yourself – it’s to restore joyful relationship with the God you made you and who wants you. Repentance leads to restoration.