The word for our church in 2016 is EXPAND.
Expand means to increase in size, stretch, new challenges but with it is a new capacity, living large, open lives, big hearts.
Psalm 119:32 I will run the course of Your commandments, For You shall enlarge my heart.
To run the course, God has to enlarge our hearts.
2 Chronicles 1:7-12
Solomon had an expanded heart, a heart to use his gift for the good of others. Solomon had a heart to love others which was aligned with God’s heart.
We have the best gift in the world, do we have a heart big enough to give the gift to others.
1 Thes 3:12 may the Lord make your love increase.
God wants to expand our heart for people. When you are in a situation with people who off load to you, get ready to give he answer. Don’t shy away.
2 Corinthians 5:14 Christ’s love controls us.
Expand your heart to what God is doing. Expand our hearts to we love our city well.
What does love look like? 1 Corinthians 13.
A church that will never be defeated and a love that never fails. The power of the local church will never be defeated nor will it ever fail.