In September we will begin a new book series in First Corinthians called Seeing Everything Through a New Lens. Our reading service will be September 1. For the next two Sundays we will be bringing in two special guests to preach for us.
This week we are excited to have Daniel Jansson, pastor of Imago Dei Church in Downey. Danny grew up here at Grace, first as a member of our youth group and later serving as a junior high core group leader. After six years as the youth pastor of Southland Christian Church in Bell, he and his wife, Crista, planted Imago Dei Church in October of 2015. They are about to celebrate the church’s 4th anniversary and are currently raising up a team to plant Imago Dei Southgate in the near future.
Danny will be preaching a message from Acts 11:19-30, and 12:25-13:4 entitled How to Change the World. In preparation for this Sunday, I’m reminded of something Paul wrote to the church in Rome about his desire for what would happen when he visited.
“For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you—that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine (Romans 1:11-12).”
Would you pray for Danny as he prepares to preach, that the Lord would strengthen us through His preaching, and that we would be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith? And pray for our church family that we would come ready to receive with hearts that are easily edified.
See you Sunday!