Good

Brothers and Sisters,

I see God’s goodness on display in our church family. He is faithful, and is building us up into the fullness of Christ—praise God!

Sermon Recap

So far in our “4 G’s” sermon series we have seen that God is great, so we don’t have to be in control, and God is gracious, so we don’t have to fear others. Last Sunday, we considered that God is good, so we don’t have to look elsewhere. In Nehemiah 9 we find a long track-record of God’s goodness toward his people. From his good promise to Abraham, his rescuing of Israel from slavery in Egypt, his provision in the wilderness, his revelation of good laws, to his giving of a good land, it is abundantly clear that God is good! And yet the Israelites continuously forsook him in search of something better.

God does not forsake his wayward people in turn, but remains faithful to his promises. And so he sends Jesus Christ, his very Son, to die on behalf of his people and to rescue them once more from their slavery. In the track-record of God’s goodness, there is no greater testimony to the truth that God is good than this—perfect God become flesh, crucified for his people, raised to give them life.

What things are you tempted to turn to in search of a counterfeit good? When you doubt the goodness of God, will you take a moment to reflect on his track-record? The Giver of every good gift gave his Son, the ultimate Good. We need not look elsewhere.

Pastoral Proximity

As a church, we are prayerfully considering strategies to get our Lead Pastor into a home within 1-2 blocks of COM in order to enhance ministry.  Here’s a brief FAQ.

Two Sunday Morning Gatherings

Two Gatherings start at COM this fall!  Read more here.

Thailand

Church on Mill has sent a team of eight people to Lopburi, Thailand for the next two weeks to partner with several long-term missionaries in supporting the local church there. The team will be doing prison ministry with one of the local pastors, spending time with students, and doing outreach in the nearby communities. Please pray for unity amongst the team members and with the local Thai believers, and for God’s word to go forth in great power!

New Gospel Communities

Do your relationships at Church on Mill go deeper than just Sunday morning gatherings? Gospel Communities are meant to help us live more intentionally with one another for God’s glory. Two new GC’s have recently started up–to learn more about who they are and what they are doing, send us a message here.

“But as for me, the nearness of God is my good…” (Ps. 73:28).

Your brother in Christ,

Phil Hoshiwara