NEO Team Update


03
Feb 2020
NEO Team Update 2-3-2020

Dear NEO Family, “What would your life look like if you, in fact, fulfilled Jesus’s prayer that you “bear much fruit” (John 15:8)? What would the fruit look like? How would the world be different? When you have run the race with perseverance and finally cross the finish line, what kind of assessment of your life do you envision the Lord giving you?” These words from Chip Ingram challenged me. I thought of the many commercials I have heard in recent months with the theme “just okay is not okay.” We acknowledge that truth in many areas but often fail to carry that over into our relationship with God or our work as a church. What would 2020 look like for NEO Nazarenes if we approached our walk with God with purpose and intentionality? George Whitfield, the great evangelist and teacher of the eighteenth century who led the Great......

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21
Jan 2020

NEO Nazarenes Shining Our Lights Brightly in 2020 We have been talking a lot about sowing the seeds of the gospel the last few years, especially through the focus on Organic Outreach. As we start a new year, is it time for a new emphasis? I don’t believe so. Rather, I think it is time to recommit to follow the Great Commission and to keep sowing seeds, no matter what. I thank God for the hundreds of people that have become followers of Jesus Christ through our churches the past few years. But we are not content nor discouraged. Paul writes to the church in Galatia and to the NEO Church of the Nazarene: “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” One of the ways we sow seeds is through our godly......

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07
Jan 2020

Dear NEO Family, Marla gave me the devotional book, Wisdom for Each Day, by Billy Graham, for my birthday. The devotional for last Saturday was one I spent some time contemplating and I would encourage you to do the same. Revival Begins With You “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.” Matthew 4:17 If Christianity is important at all, then it is all-important. If it is anything at all, then it is everything. It is either the most vital thing in your life, or it isn’t worth bothering with. So don’t give the lie to the Christian faith by professing Christ without possessing Him. Don’t lock the church door with the key of inconsistency and keep the lost from coming to Christ. Don’t hinder revival by your unbelief and prayerlessness. Don’t cheat yourself out of spiritual victory by allowing sin to imprison you. Seek God’s face and turn......

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