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Vision - Connect

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Connect
 
"This is the most important,"  Jesus answered:  Listen, Israel! The Lord  our God, the Lord  is One.  Love  the Lord your God  with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind,  and with all your strength.  "The second is: Love your neighbor  as yourself.  There is no other command  greater than these." Mark 12:29-31

You have heard the audio claim by Muhammad Ali "I am the greatest!" You have seen the footage of Babe Ruth point the bat to the outfield signaling the upcoming home run and in turn being called "The greatest". Walter Payton has been titled the greatest football player and of course Michael Jordan holds the title of greatest basketball player.

We have a knack for seeking the answer to that one simple question - "Who is the greatest?" When Christ was asked "What is the greatest commandment?" Two responses came out.  Two responses that has "Love" as the base.  His first response was grounded in the teaching of the law from Deuteronomy 6:5  and the second response was also from the law in Leviticus 19:18.

We are to love God with our complete being and we are to love our neighbor with our complete action. It is our act of connection.

Let me challenge you today to identify your "neighbor." Let me challenge you to make a connection with God and your neighbor!
 
Pastor Jeff

Fresh Start

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Fresh Start
 
It has been a great year of ministry, vision and involvement at UABC.  In September we completed the 3rd quarter of ministry and business work.  In the printed order of worship for Sunday January 8th, 2017 the following words were in print.

In order for the church to have a "Fresh Start", we need to give the next generation;
  • "a greater story,"
  • "a greater family,"
  • "a greater future."
Our "Fresh Start" is still very much a work in progress. During the 3rd quarter of 2017 just a few of the following things happened;
  • Young-At-Heart Choir Tour
  • Vacation Bible School
  • 2 Baptisms
  • 54 adults involved in Wednesday Evening Bible Study.
  • MCUTS moved onto the property
  • CEC enrollment has maintained.
In light of all that is taking place on the Avenue one thing is for certain...God is on the move! 
 
On Sunday as we look at the end of Jesus's Sermon on the Mount lets notice the seriousness of the message and the call to action! We are called to place ourselves totally and completely in HIM! We are not to rest in ourselves and our own celebrations, we are to rest in the Savior. That is the Gospel. We are to continue training and equipping one another and we are to Share HIS Story!!!
 
Pastor Jeff
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