Same Power

 Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us—to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Eph. 3:20-21).
   This is great news! We have access to the God of the universe who loves us and is actively working in our lives. I desire to see God do above and beyond anything we could imagine in us and through us in 2020. When we remember the same power that rose Jesus from the grave is the same power that lives in us, it can revolutionize our perspective. Sunday was a great morning worshiping together as a church family. I was reminded, again, of the beautiful privilege we have to gather each week as believers to encourage one another and experience the presence of God together.
   We have been focused on prayer and the need for it to become a greater priority in our lives and in the life of our church. I fear we have become too complacent in our faith and as a result, we have settled for less than what Jesus desires for us. In my sermon I challenged all of us, as God has been challenging me, to pray big prayers and expect big results from our big God. The small prayers and the little requests are important, and we should definitely seek God’s help in these areas. Beyond the small prayers, though, I want to challenge all of us to pray with such bold and persistent faith we are able to experience God’s power in a way that is exceedingly, abundantly more than we could ask or imagine.
What is a big, bold prayer you want to pray to experience God’s power in your life?
What is a big, bold prayer you want to pray to experience God’s power in the life of South Hills?
   May 2020 be the best year yet in the life of South Hills because we’re pursuing Jesus with persistent prayer and fierce faith. I am praying for you, and I ask you to pray for me, so together we can help people find and follow Jesus.

Pastor Chris