The 10th anniversary of GraceCity on January 11-13, 2019 provides the occasion to ponder the work of our hands. Don’t you feel a sense of wonderment at the kindness of God? Clearly called to establish a church reflecting the diverse richness of God’s creation and serve together in generational commitments that would impact the world, the Lord willed more than we could ask or imagine.
We stand amazed at what the Lord has done with those initial promises.
It is very good news that God is God. Not many churches or ministries or books or lives have an unremitting focus on reconciling people to God and to one another in such a way that it is experienced as fantastically good news. The message of GraceCity reflects that the reconciliation God wills for us is the central reality of the universe, and that this is unspeakably happy news.
The message of this 10-year-old church is not new. It is very old, just like God and truth and His reconciling love. Every new discovery we make in God is as old as eternity. And there is so much richness in Him, that we will never stop discovering new old things.
Being part of a young church, we need reminders of this truth—that the valuable things are the old things. God is still holy and merciful. Humanity is still unreconciled and perishing. Christ is still reigning and saving. The Holy Spirit is still omnipotent and faith-creating. The Bible is still true and relevant. And the gospel is still the power of God unto salvation.
And that, ought to thrill us.
Paul’s Message to the Church in 2019, Corey Barnes
Acts 20: 17-24
January 6, 2019