I am sorry that I am sending my weekly update to you so late but it has been one of those weeks. I am mindful of you as I sit here and pray and I am thanking God that He is faithful to lead us into the unknown of these uncertain times. I am encouraged by all of your emails and text messages and I want to thank you for your thoughtfulness, love and prayers. We all need encouragement, prayer and kindness during this time. Have you noticed how important something as simple as encouragement has become when we are removed from one another? I sure have. I personally think that the majority of us lack encouragement and we often realize it when we have more time to ponder and think about our lives. Let's continue to REACH OUT toward one another and encourage each other whenever possible because we need it now more than ever.
As you know, we are focusing on what is historically called PASSION WEEK from this last Sunday (Palm Sunday) until this coming Sunday (Resurrection Sunday). This season is profound as we look back at what God has done in and through Jesus Christ and what that means for those who believe. Jesus is our passover lamb who takes away the sins of the world (John 1:29). We have a page on our website dedicated to the PASSION WEEK study in case you are interested - if so please CLICK HERE!
You will notice on that page that we have invite cards that you can send to people and invite them to view our services online for this coming weekend. If you are on Facebook, you can go to our Northwest Church page and invite people to the Easter event as well. Consider inviting someone to view our weekend services where they can worship and receive from the Word of God - maybe even give their lives to Jesus Christ! Eventhough we are bound to our homes in this season, the Word of God is not bound - let's REACH OUT to others in every way that we possibly can.
I wanted to let you know that I started a daily study from 8-9am as I go through my book called PROPHESY. I planned to do this during our IGNITE gatherings but I felt impressed of the Lord to teach on prayer which is what I have been doing. However, I wanted a forum to discuss my book and answer questions about prophets, prophetic gifts, and everything connected to it. I am using FACEBOOK LIVE from my author page which you can view HERE
if you are interested. Join me every morning at 8am (except for Sunday morning of course) and bring your questions which I will answer during the latter half of our time together.
Finally, I realized that it was important to continue our membership classes even though we can't do them in person. So, I would like to host these classes online in case you would like to keep moving down the road of membership at Northwest Church. We basically have two classes that we ask everyone to take. If you are already a member then these are not necessary for you of course. However, if you have not become a member then we are asking that you attend our "Introduction to Northwest Church" class. During this time I will go over our history, our mission, our doctrine and our future. This class gives you the information you need to consider if Northwest Church is the family you want to serve God with. Our next class is April 19th at 2:30pm and we are using zoom. We only have 25 more spots available so if you would like to sign up just click HERE!
Also, if you have already taken the Intro class and you have decided to move forward with membership than you can sign up for our Membership class which will be May 3rd at 2:30pm (this is an online live zoom class as well). If you would like to sign up for this class please click HERE!
We will be sending you some paperwork ahead of time so make sure to sign up as soon as possible. I am leading both of these classes live and you will be able to ask questions as well as hear more about where we are going in the future. I look forward to this time together.
As always, we have posted lots of information below regarding services, giving, podcasts, youth and children's ministry as well as how you can get connected in this season. Feel free to email or call me anytime!
Much love and God bless you!