Thank you Church for supporting and praying for the 32 teenagers and 7 leaders that went to Soul Survivor this week. It was amazing! .A number began their faith journey with Jesus for the first time, some were baptised in the Spirit.
Well, another football season as started, each week millions of children, parents, students, grandparents can’t wait for a goal to throw their hands in the air and celebrate as loud as they can. Why? Because the outcome of the game matters to them.
Luke 15 gives multiple parables about salvation. The result of every one? Celebration.
When the lost sheep was found: “Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep” (Luke 15:6). When the woman finds her lost coin: “She calls her friends and neighbours together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin’” (Luke 15:9). When the lost son returned home: “We HAD to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found” (Luke 15:32).
The Bible shows us that the result of salvation should ALWAYS be celebration. Everyone that is saved has a story that is worth celebrating with all that we’ve got because the outcome of their decision matters to Jesus! This week we saw a number of teenagers began their walk with Jesus so lets throw our hands in the air and celebrate as loud as we can because God is mighty to save!
- What you celebrate is a direct reflection of what you worship. What are you celebrating most in your life today?
- How can you celebrate others’ stories of salvation?