From the Pastor’s Desk:
As we launch into another fall here at Trinity it is always a good time for a spiritual health check up. Our kids just had their yearly physical to compete in sports and I’m sure many of you have yearly appointments to keep on top of your physical health. Since Co-Vid started we have been very focused as a world on caring for our own health and the health of others. I’m wondering today if that transitions well to our spiritual health. Do we post about the need for spiritual health for ourselves and others on Facebook as much as we post about physical health? It is so easy to get caught up in this world and what the newest crisis is or most popular cause to back. I don’t find it shocking that this is the world we live in, but I do find it concerning that this is the church we live in. Yes, talking a little bit about our church and lot a bit about the church as a whole.
So, let’s have a check up. As a doctor assumes that growth happened and that all the answers given will show a healthy life, it is my hope that these check up questions will result in seeing a healthy spiritual life as well.
Over the last year have you experienced spiritual growth? If so, how? If not, why not?
Over the last year have you talked to someone about the gospel of Jesus Christ and asked if they would like to receive Jesus as Lord and Savior? If so, how did that go? If not why not?
Are you engaged in personal growth activities in your home like scripture reading and prayer? If so, how consistent are you and what have you learned? If not, why not?
Are you engaged in personal growth in a group setting outside of Sunday morning church? If so, how has this helped you grow in your faith? If not, why not?
Over the last year has Sunday morning worship been a regular part of your life? If so, what was one of the sermons that helped you grow the most? If not, why not?
It is my prayer that you answered yes to all of these and have a very healthy and active spiritual life. If you answered no to some of these questions I encourage you to really dig into the why. Why are you not sharing the gospel, coming to church, reading your Bible, attending discipleship classes? Just as a doctor tells us the importance of a healthy diet and exercise, I am here to tell you how important involvement in growth opportunities are for your spiritual health. If you have any questions or concerns please come talk to me. I am happy to sit and talk about spiritual growth with anybody. I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday morning, in a discipleship class and growing with you this next year!