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January 28, 2024

Vision Sunday

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Let's Celebrate 2023!  

  • Sunday attendance increased by 7%
  • 60 total baptisms
  • Starting Point increased by 96%
  • Global engagement increased by 57%
  • 110 people participated in Rooted

The Rooted Experience is an 11-week small-group opportunity that inspires questions, conversations, and experiences designed to connect people to God, His Church, and their purpose. Kingsway people are finding it an excellent way to meet and connect with others.

In 2024, we will:

  • Continue to proclaim the name of Jesus
  • Visit 3 countries on Trips: Northern Ireland, Peru, and Mexico
  • Summer Experience
    • CIY for HS
    • Hanging Rock for MS
    • SpringHill Day Camps for Kids
  • Launch our new DCS space to bless those going through the most traumatic life experiences
  • Launch our Partnership with Pathways Learning Academy

Luke‬ ‭10‬:‭38‬ ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

"As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him."

Luke‬ ‭10‬:‭39‬ ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said.

Luke‬ ‭10‬:‭40‬ ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, "Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!"

Luke‬ ‭10‬:‭41‬ ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

"Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things,

Be careful: it's easy to confuse spiritual activity for true connection.

Luke‬ ‭10‬:‭42‬ ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

"but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her."

One thing is needed: Jesus First!

John‬ ‭12‬:‭1‬-‭2‬ ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. Here a dinner was given in Jesus' honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. 

John‬ ‭12‬:‭3‬ ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus' feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. 

Jesus is worthy of our sacrifice and praise!

John‬ ‭12‬:‭4 ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected,

John‬ ‭12‬:‭5-6 ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

"Why wasn't this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year's wages." He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.

John‬ ‭12‬:‭7-8‬ ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

"Leave her alone," Jesus replied. "It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me."

Heavenly Father, Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven. Nothing more, nothing less, & nothing else. In Jesus' name, Amen.

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7981 E County Road 100 N | Avon, Indiana 46123