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Where do you see faith at work? This Labor Day weekend we will celebrate God’s work in our lives that we most clearly realize when we put our faith in Jesus Christ to work.
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10).
We work on lots of projects, big and small. Think about your last project. How did it turn out? Sometimes, the project may not have turned out the way we expected! Ordinary setbacks, unanticipated obstacles, or our inactions or distractions may leave the task incomplete. We want to stay with it. Sometimes we can’t or won’t. What do we do? How can we build things that matter?
In this week’s message from Luke 14:25-33 titled, Before You Build, we hear Jesus set some pretty high expectations for those who follow him. There is no discount discipleship. No coupons to reduce our costs. When Jesus invited others to follow, it meant following in his footsteps. What did Jesus mean when he said to love him more than our family? (Yes, he said that. But it doesn’t mean what you may at first think.) Jesus says our possessions (time, energy, attention, health, finances) must never get in our way. What prompted Jesus to use the metaphor of a builder who couldn’t finish the project or a king estimating his chances of winning a battle?
What does it cost us to follow Jesus? The short answer is everything! But the good news is that Jesus has paid the cost, and we can be ready to complete God’s tasks. Our goals may not be as audacious as Nehemiah’s or as fantastic as the Apostle Paul’s, but what we do matters because we matter. Let’s get it done because when Jesus starts something, you can be sure he will finish it! That includes us, too. What God began in your spiritual core, your heart, God will keep at it until we reach our full potential in Christ. Find out how you can build your life by taking these three steps of faith at Cold Spring Church this week:
- Secure the foundation
- Build the future
- Stick to the plan
“For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6).
This week we will enjoy a hymn solo for Labor Day by Barbara Cain with Jayne McDonough titled, O God Our Creator, You Work Every Day. Our first hymn is an upbeat piece by 7eventh Time Down titled I Have Decided. Our worship will reinforce our theme of making good decisions and not turning back when Jesus calls us forward. We close worship with Lord of All Hopefulness that celebrates God’s work in our lives throughout each day.
“…That you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God” (Eph. 3:18).
Whatever your religious affiliation, or none at all, we all hear Jesus say, “Come to me all who are overburdened, and find rest for your soul!” Everyone is welcome at Cold Spring Church. Yes, everyone!
Enjoy sitting with others from greater Cape May as we worship together. We simplified our service and made it even easier to participate, with our Worship Guide and lyric videos displayed on a large screen.
Physical distancing and masks are recommended bu are not required!
You have found a place to encounter God and people who care about you – just as you are, right where you are, anytime. Subscribe to our weekly Connections email newsletter. Sign up here!
Energize your life and discover the amazing love of Jesus! This week is the perfect time to join us in person for worship. Enjoy live music and solo, lyric videos, and a message of hope from God’s word.
We are excited to welcome you to worship in our historic Red Brick Church that premiers on Sundays at 10:30 AM.