The Call, The Response, and The Church

October 15, 2014

We were called to go.  So we quit our jobs, packed up our belongings, and went.  Now we pursue God's vision as we wait in expectation for the unknown.  Unknown to us...but known to Him.

"Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God."  These words were written by the Apostle Paul in a letter to the church in Philippi.   Paul had a special connection with this congregation that he helped to plant in the early years of Christianity.  I wonder how many times Paul would sit back and remember the vision he saw in the seaport in Troas.  The vision was a man pleading Paul to come over to Macedonia.  Acting on that calling, Paul and Silas traveled to Philippi where he met her.  Her name was Lydia.  Lydia would become a follower of Christ and invite Paul and Silas into her home.  It was in that home where the baby church in Philippi would begin to gather and meet.  When Paul is writing the letter to the church in Philippi, he is writing with a full heart because of the generosity of this church.  This church gave to support the work of The Church.  Before he left from Troas, did he know there would be a Lydia?  Did he know there would be a young church with such a huge heart?  Did he know that he would thank God for the people there at each brief memory?

Three months ago we said goodbye.  This Saturday we will say Hello!  We are incredibly excited to be hosting our first event for those who are wanting to inquire more about The Table.  We will be gathering at the Simmonds' home this Saturday from 2-4.  If you are in the St. Charles County area it isn't too late if you would still like to attend.

If you are interested in what is next for The Table but you are unable to attend this Saturday, we will be creating our first small group community in January.  Stay tuned for more details. 

We are praying that God will use our team in St. Charles as he used Paul, Silas, and Lydia in Philippi.  Thank you for your prayers and thank you to those who have invested financially in The Table.


Jon Simmonds
Lead Pastor at The Table

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