My hope is that we will take the next few weeks to prepare for an amazing celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter is just a few weeks away. There are a lot of people in our city that would be willing to attend worship at a local church and hear the Gospel if only someone would invite them and bring them as a guest. Please be praying for people to invite. Make plans to either pick them up or to meet them in the parking lot or lobby. Help them meet people and experience our hope in Jesus as we praise, pray, and respond to the preaching of God’s Word.

As we prepare for Easter, we will be learning how “God is working!” So far we have focused on the Good news that makes it possible for us to know that 1. “God is listening!” 2. “God is greater!” During the month of March, we will study the life of Joseph and learn how “God is working in your challenges,” on March 4, “God is working in your success,” on March 11, and “God is at work in your world,” on March 18. We will understand the Good News at an entirely new level and find greater strength to live hopeful and be helpful.

I want to also encourage you to be steadfast in prayer. Each week we are providing our prayer focus. There is a daily focus that we can all pray for together. We will also be fasting for a day on March 12. Our scripture focus for that day will be 1 Peter 3:12 – “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” Praying together and fasting together enables us to connect with God and one another at a deep spiritual level. Please be persistent in praying.