This Sunday’s message will bring us to the edge of the Promised Land with Joshua replacing Moses as the leader of Israel. God is fulfilling His promises that were given long ago. He proclaimed that through Abraham’s children the world would be blessed. This expansion of God’s promise went from Abraham and his single family to a few million coming out of Egypt many generations later.
God’s ultimate expansion of His Kingdom comes through Jesus Christ. He comes as the Savior of Adam, Abraham, Joshua and you. Jesus brought a completed invitation of grace and truth to the entire world. If you are living in that Kingdom today then God has called you to realize that you are living with an Overflowing Hope.
Overflowing Hope is our theme for our expansion of our “Going” Value expansion at Oak Hill. We place great value to reach beyond our walls and GO into our community and our world. Our Scripture reference for our theme is from Paul’s letter to the Romans.
In case you haven’t heard, Oak Hill is expanding our reach into Chad, Africa, through a matching gift opportunity. In the last few weeks we have had an opportunity to learn about this need and our call to meet the need today. We want to raise $3000 in the next week that will be matched. With that $6000 we will be serving a specific village that Dan Venberg [Mission Mobilizer] will tell us about in our worship service on December 13th. We will be funding a well, educational needs, Mosquito nets to prevent Malaria and tools to promote farming effectiveness with the money we are raising.
A key component of this initial funding is that it is just the beginning. We are planning to have an ongoing and ever deepening relationship with the people of this village. We will become familiar with some of their names as well as what is happening in their day to day life. We will pray for specific people in a specific place. We will love them because of our Overflowing Hope in Jesus.
We need your involvement to make our goal! This is a wonderful opportunity for us to connect in a deep and tangible way with a group of people that need to learn of the great Truth of the Gospel as well as be cared for in their physical needs.
Please consider giving generously to the Overflowing Hope fund this upcoming Sunday. If you have any questions please let me know.
Going with the Gospel,
Pastor Nick Mundis