Dear Mosaic Family, Have you ever had a near-death experience?
What usually happens in the short-term aftermath of such an experience is that we suddenly realize how fragile life is! We're here one second, and then poof, it's over. We come face-to-face with the stark realization that life is incredibly precious, and we should treat it as such. Why had we been so flippant with it? Why did we take it for granted? All of a sudden, our hearts are filled with gratitude and humility--we're still here, we're still alive, there's still life to be lived and enjoyed. For a season, even the most mundane parts of life seem to have an added sparkle as we revel in the joy of living. In the same way that we shouldn't take life for granted, we definitely shouldn't take eternal life for granted. As we look at Philippians 3:12-21 tomorrow, St. Paul spends much of the text explaining how he zealously pursues perfection in working out his salvation. However, we can totally miss the point if we think he's working strenuouslyfor his salvation. He's not working for his salvation; rather, he is working out his salvation. Everything in Paul's life is based on this fact: "Christ Jesus has made me his own." Paul never got over the fact that Jesus saved Him. He never got over the fact that he was headed toward eternal destruction, and Jesus took hold of him. So he writes, "Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. "
Join us tomorrow as we turn our attention to the surprising joy of holiness.
Praying for you, Pastor Jan
Mercy Ministry Class:
Sundays, 7/12 – 8/2 during the 11:15am service
In this 4-week series, come and see how God commissions us to show compassion in a broken world. We will also discuss practical ways that Mosaic can be (and has been) a part of God’s plan for the restoration of all humanity, starting with Boston. Meet in the birthday party room near theater 12.
Men’s Camping Trip, August 7-9 A group of men from Mosaic are taking camping trip to Ervin State Forest Park. For more info contact Matt Rhee, email@example.com.
Member’s Meeting & Potluck, Saturday September 19th, 10am, Church of Our Saviour. If you’re a member, or have fulfilled all the requirements for becoming a member, please plan on attending and bring your favorite dish to share.
We Need Your Help! We’re a growing church and always in need of some helping hands. Please stop by our “Serve” kiosk to find out how you can get involved! Or contact Julie@mosaicboston.com.
Pre-service Prayer Every Sunday morning, Mosaic holds pre-service prayer meetings at 8:45am and 10:45am. Please join us in theater #8 to pray for our church, our city, and our world! We also hold a pre-service prayer meeting at 5:15pm at the Church of Our Saviour.
Drummer Auditions We are currently auditioning drummers for the Mosaic Praise Team. For more info, please contact Pastor Shane. Shane@mosaicboston.com.
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