Annuities, CD’s, thrift options, stock, life insurance, inheritance, and savings. Each item I just listed brings to mind the idea of investment. There’s not a person I know who doesn’t desire to invest so as to leave something for their children. It might be a treasured heirloom, a savings account or even photo album of days gone by. What if I told you you could leave your children the greatest gift of all? What if I told you you could give them a gift that has the ability to give for a lifetime and beyond? Interested? We are soon to begin The Story, a 31 week highlighted study of God’s Holy Word. In no way does this study replace the bible! I liken it to an appetizer for the entrée! Anything I can read which will prompt me to spend more time being a student of God’s Holy Word, I’ll do it! Not only will this study lend itself to us spending more time learning God’s ultimate love story, it will afford our parents opportunity to study the same material their children are studying. Conversations can carry on throughout the week as parents can share truth with their children as they sit at home, walk down the road, when you lie down and when you get up. A study of this magnitude is only as successful as you make it! If you see this as an opportunity to draw your family closer to both God as well as each other, The Story will be a great tool. We will begin The Story on Sunday, March 2nd. I’m trying to get an idea of which folks will be joining us for our Sunday evening services, as this will be the “application” section of our study. Once I’ve determined which families are able to be here on Sunday evenings, I can form our discussion groups which will be facilitated by me, Joel and our Shepherds. Please complete this form and return to me letting me know of your intentions. In no way am I trying to ‘guilt’ anyone to attend services on Sunday evening; I simply want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to join in one of our discussion groups. Please continue to pray for our efforts!
Have a blessed day and remember the One who gave it to you!
Kevin Lough is the minister at the Whitehall Church of Christ in Fairmont WV.