Hey Highlands Family!!
Could it be that spring is almost here? As I write this note to you, the sun is shining and it’s upward of 70 degrees!! I love spring! It is the season of the greatest event in Christianity – EASTER!!!! When Jesus burst forth from the tomb on Easter morning, our world was changed forever!! Christianity began to spread like wildfire and continues to this day as the Christian movement claims over 4 billion followers!! That is absolutely amazing!!
Mark your calendars now for EASTER at HIGHLANDS. I’m am so excited about the message for Easter this year, and I believe 100’s are going to accept Jesus as their Savior!! I am asking every Highlander to begin praying now about the person you are going to ask to attend an Easter service with you. As God brings that person to your mind, He is already working on their heart. Fill up your courage bucket, and MAKE THE ASK!
This weekend remember to set your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night! My upcoming message is titled this:
EVERYBODY’S WELCOME, NOBODY’S PERFECT,
This is what Highlands is all about! We’re CREATING A CHURCH WHERE IMPERFECT PEOPLE LOVE TO ATTEND!! We accomplish this by inviting our JUST ONE’S and asking God to capture their hearts for Him. Is this God’s Vision and Mission for our church? I think so! He has honored it in an incredible way!
Since we launched out on a clear vision and mission, Highlands has grown by 1500 people, and 2 new campuses. Every person matters to Jesus! It doesn’tmatter what past you have, the color of your skin, your political party, your economic status, your education level–YOU ARE WELCOME AT HIGHLANDS!!! My guarantee to you as you invite your friends is this: You will be loved and valued when you enter our parking lots and attend our services. We love you because God loves you. And here is another fact! We’ve all blown it, made mistakes and are clearly imperfect. That’s what I love about our church. We all realize we are desperately broken and in need of a loving Savior!! Finally, Palm Sunday, Ronnie Hill will be with us. Everybody loves Ronnie and his unique gift to share the truth with humor and love. Ronnie loves coming to our church and he is so excited to share with you what God has laid on his heart.
I love our church!! I want to thank every Highlander for your generosity and service as we continue to be used by God to change the world!! I believe the church has never been as needed as we are right now!! God has allowed us to live in a time that is unlike any other time in our history. We cannot afford to drop the ball on our watch. If so, our children and grandchildren will greatly suffer. I firmly believe the local church is the hope of the world because it has the only true message of life change!!
Looking forward to seeing you this weekend!