"If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them" - John 13:17
"He lived there two whole years at his own expense, and welcomed all who came to him, proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance." ACTS 28:30-31
“At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him. But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.”- Hebrews 2:8-9
"Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, or seen the storehouses of the hail?" - Job 38:22
"While they were worshipping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, 'Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.'"
"Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people."
The Angel in Luke 2:10 bears witness To One Greater, whose presence in our lives results in joy. We will embrace the Advent season by looking at the witnesses to Jesus, expecting that as we do we will find greater joy!
While we settle in as a new congregation in Beaverton we are excited continue seeking God's presence and the unveiling of His kingdom through us. While we work our way through the Book of Acts we consistently see that the Holy Spirit is the Missionary - we, the church, are witnesses. This means, as we will see this week, that we embrace a life ready to hear and obey; following the example of Philip who joined in the work God was already doing.
"And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness." Acts 4:31
Colossae Beaverton launches this week!
Thank you to all who helped us move into the Beaverton High School Cafeteria this last Sunday! We are thankful for the space you helped create and cannot wait to gather this week at 10:00am.