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.
Simple is Better
To the avid Bible reader there are many metaphors, analogies and parables using agriculture to describe the life of a believer in the kingdom of God. Years ago after reading the very sobering passage in Matthew 7, I really began to seek God regarding my personal fruitfulness. At this time in my life, as a young minister, I was very well versed in the truth that God looks beyond the external and into the heart. I mean, I felt like for the most part my heart was pure and that I was being used of the Lord but doubt lingered and questions surfaced, with the enemy’s help I’m sure, I began to question more and more the fruit that I was bearing or not bearing. That’s when the Lord opened my eyes to Galatians 5 and revealed a monumental truth that I have never forgotten. The revelation was that my life as a believer, even a minister, was not contingent on my performance, my talent, my anything, it was the nature and character of God inside me that would produce the fruit and shine the light. The pressure was off, and the simplicity of the kingdom took hold. From then on, my life was going to be about worshipping God, putting Christ first and trusting the Holy Spirit. Simple is better.
First Assembly Exists to *Worship *Disciple *Serve