Welcome to First Assembly, a relevant, exciting church striving to be living proof of an empty tomb. Our mission is to serve, serve the Lord Jesus Christ, His church and those searching for the meaning and purpose of life. You are cordially invited to celebrate with us the victory made possible through the cross as we defend the truth together and provoke this world to jealously.
Have you ever really considered how vastly different our lives would be without power? As much as I pride myself on taking nothing for granted, the truth is, I do. Not until my first mission’s trip to a third world country did I really think about what life would be like without power. Sleeping under the stars, with only a fire for light and heat, I pictured what life would be like without the blessing of power. No refrigerator or freezer to preserve food and keep my Milos cold. Without power, how would my wife heat her curlers or check the weather forecast for the day? Without power, the microwave, computer, and electric ice cream maker would be of no use at all. Talk about a tragedy! Well, my feeble attempt at humor, does, however, remind us just how dependent we are on power, even though we all hate to see the bill that comes at the end of the month. Even more important, is our dependence upon the Holy Spirit’s power. Jesus said that the Holy Spirit would be the power source of the Kingdom of God operating inside believers. This power of the Holy Spirit dwelling within affords us many wonderful blessings, too numerous to attempt to describe in this brief message. But, the greatest blessing and the most vital purpose of this anointing of power is so that we can be witnesses of a risen of Savior, pointing others to the cross. Each day, as we seek the Lord, stir up the gift within, and have our wine skins filled with fresh wine, let us not forget the person of the Holy Spirit, and that the power He brings is for our light to shine and our love to display who Jesus is and what He has done.
Wide Awake and Looking Up,
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