David wrote, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23. Peter writes, “you, yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house.” 1 Peter 2. Paul says this, “We who believe are carefully joined together with Christ as parts of a beautiful, constantly growing temple for God.” Ephesians 2.
We are part of this house, built together with other living building blocks. What is our purpose and location? The house is a fortress that gives light, protection, strength and life through our God who loves us. It gives meaning, truth and hope in a world of self-absorption, lies and chronic defeat. Location, location is the mantra of success, and our house is located on the cornerstone of Christ. Praise God, we are in and part of that growing house built on the Word of life.
Question of the week: What King of Israel was given the direction and privilege to build the Temple of God in Jerusalem?
Answer: David planned and prepared for the construction of the temple but God told David that he should not build the temple but rather his son, King Solomon should build it. 1 Chronicles 28.
Update on our LifeCenter
The Planning Team is meeting with Rick Geiler, our architect, every two weeks to continue work on building details. The next meeting is Monday, Nov. 25, and the emphasis will be on planning, particularly in the Worship area, as well as what is needed for cables, lightning, and audio/visual equipment. Present plans are to distribute bid plans in early January to be returned in late February. Construction will start as weather permits in March or April. Projected completion of the LifeCenter is Thanksgiving 2014.
Our LifeCenter Campaign continues with a goal to raise the majority of the cost of the LifeCenter. Each giving unit at Word of Life has been asked for a confidential pledge for the building fund, an estimate on their giving for the general fund and/or sign up for a hands-on project on the building itself. We boldly ask for your continued prayers and God’s blessing, knowing it is all in God’s hands to His glory. Our focus remains on sharing the good news and meeting the needs of those around us
We pray and trust that God will lead us as we go, serving Him. Our LifeCenter for Christ and Community Campaign Co-Leaders are R.O. Ouellette and Jason and Lynette Windhorst, Mike McHargue and Tom Hoegemeyer. Contact me, Pastor Larry at 402- 641-3692 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information on our prayer team and the vision we have in serving Him.
Christmas Parade in Seward
A parade at this time of the year? Yes, a Christmas Parade in Seward on Nov. 30 at 5:30 p.m. Remember the winter parade that escaped Lincoln? It is in Seward now, along with other activities and a lot of fun for kids of all ages. Word of Life participates with a float for the third year and encourages you to bring your kids and grandchildren. The theme this year is “Believe!” How fitting for us who know and believe that the little babe born in Bethlehem is the gift that Christmas is all about.