He is No Fool
Jim Elliot was an evangelical Christian who was one of five missionaries killed while attempting to evangelize the Huaorani people of Ecuador. For what was he risking his life? Today we are considering the cause or mission of the church. Being able to clearly answer the question “What is our cause (or mission or purpose)?” is key to the progress we’ve made as a church. It’s worth celebrating that we have greater clarity about our cause even as we persist in focusing our energy.
Nehemiah 8:10 tells us that celebration is important--it renews and strengthens us for continued service. Over the last four years our church has chosen to be transformed. As we learn about the story of Nehemiah, we will reflect on the work that God has done through the people of First Pres Maumee.