State of the Church: Growing Good

“I am confident of this, He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion…” (Philippians 1:6).

Last night I heard a testimony about God’s faithfulness in a time of personal crisis. When this individual encountered trauma, she discovered that God provided comfort, support, and hope through the community around her. Friends at Cedar Hills acted like family, wrapping their arms of love around someone in need. Thanks be to God!

While this testimony was one person’s story, it could be repeated countless times. God’s goodness, experienced through the hands and feet of a loving community, becomes real as we live out our lives of faith together. This is one of the many “goods” that God is growing in us and through us.

God is good and God’s faithfulness endures forever. God makes and keeps promises. God finishes what God starts.

For 60 years our congregation has experienced God’s goodness in times of joy and trauma. Thanks be to God!

As we plan for the future, we do so with confidence knowing that God’s love never changes. The truth and certainty of God’s unchanging character provides stability in times of change.

This is the foundation of our faith. “Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).

The Lord be with you,
Pastor Kent