In September 1957 Sam Cooke released the song You Send Me. A classic! Now, if you know the song, you might have a hard time thinking of those lyrics applying to God. But have you ever longed for a relationship that revs up your heart? Or even have you ever just wanted something to last? Everyone has those desires. When there is something exhilerating it “sends us”. In the same way the love of God has sent each of us, armed with that love, into a world that desparately needs it. We are sent!
Our mission statement, To glorify God by encouraging discipleship of Jesus within our congregation and throughout our community, is about sending. Mission statements send. Over the last many months we have been making more and more of this known and there’s a lot more to come! It is who we are and it is who we will become!
All of us have a major role to play in this mission. One place we learn about it is in Matthew 28: Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations…” Notice:
Francis Chan said, “Christians are like manure, if you leave it in a pile it will stink. But if you spread it, it will make things grow.” And I will take it a step further – YOU will not grow much in your relationship with Jesus unless you spread out. Unless you are a part of going deeper into each other’s lives and into the world around us.
God’s love saves us, transforms us and sends us. So at Saron this is what you’re going to see: more of us growing like crazy in our relationship with Jesus, taking care of each other like we never have before and bringing that love into our homes, neighborhoods, jobs, families, schools. Truth: everyone in Big Lake needs their lives to be in Jesus and you are commanded to “Go!” It starts with you saying yes to knowing Jesus more and then wanting to be more a part His plan.
How about it? Does Jesus “send you”?
Wednesday, June 22, 7:00 p.m. be inspired by Spoke Folk!
Spoke Folk up to 30 15-20 year olds from all over the United States and beyond participating in a 12-day biking and musical ministry tour. They bike during the day and share an evening concert/worship service with each host congregation.
Spoke Folk is very passionate about sharing and living the Gospel through biking, music and community, and we are excited and blessed to have them return to Saron again! And you will be blessed when you attend!
Join us for Cave Quest VBS July 31st-August 4th, where kids explore the rock-solid foundation of Jesus’ love. At Cave Quest, kids explore what it means to follow Jesus through dark times, by experiencing incredible Bible stories kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Sciency-Fun Gizmos and team-building games are just a few of the cool standout activities designed to help faith flow into real life.
VBS is open for children age 3 (must be toilet trained) through 5th grade.