Sundays at 9:00 and 10:45 a.m.

Sunday Prep // Farewell

Hello, Sunday Prep friends!

As you have heard by now, I'm going to be leaving Stones Crossing Church on May 1st to start the process of planting a church.  Erica and I are excited about this new endeavor, but we're also sad to say goodbye to so many here at Stones who have been our church family over the last 8 years.  

With that being said, it's time to draw the Sunday Prep to a close.  It's been a joy to serve our church by providing the Sunday Prep for you over the last year or so.  I've personally benefitted from the process of finding and investigating the scriptures that have to do with the sermon each week, and it has been so helpful for my heart and mind as I've come to worship already having spent time in the passage.  My hope and prayer for this little endeavor was that it did the same for you each week, and gave you a deeper love for God's Word.

The Apostle Paul's sentiments at the beginning of his letter to the Ephesians seem appropriate here as we end this time together:

15 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might 20 that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22 And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
(Ephesians 1:15-23)

Grace and peace,

Chris McLaughlin