In Dr. GreGory's recent sermon, "Take a Stand," he stirred the congregation to embrace a new era of faith, one that transcends traditional practices and emphasizes active outreach and living a life that embodies God's teachings.
The introduction of Operation Souls Street Team exemplified this message. This bold initiative dispatched volunteers, armed with prayer and passion, to share God's love on the streets, a testament to moving beyond the confines of Sunday worship and actively engaging with the world. Dr. GreGory's call to action was clear: break free from routines and embrace a fresh approach to serving God.
Living a life aligned with God's word was another core theme. Dr. GreGory challenged us to shed old habits and embrace a transformed lifestyle, emphasizing that guiding souls to Jesus requires distancing ourselves from worldly influences.
Dr. Gregory took us to 2 Corinthians 6:14-18, reminding us that believers shouldn't be unequally yoked with unbelievers, and echoed 2 Corinthians 6:17 with the powerful question: "Who are you spending time with?" This resonated through the sanctuary, urging us to examine the company we keep and the influences we absorb.
"Take a Stand" wasn't just about moving beyond tradition; it was about redefining our purpose. Separation is a deliberate choice, and an alignment with God's principles in every aspect of our lives. Responding to this call means coming to church not just for personal reflection but to actively seek opportunities to share the gospel, not merely passing out church cards, but through the authentic witness in how we live our daily lives.