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Going Up?

We often hear people talk about taking some part of their life to “another level.” This phrase describes experiencing significant events or making important changes that bring major improvements –– often exponential improvements –– to some part of our lives.

The Bible is filled with stories of God taking people to new levels of living.  There’s a higher call for every Christian believer.  The Lord wants you to step up and into a deeper, greater relationship with Him that will take you to His higher call for your life.

Paul spoke of this:

Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.  —  Philippians 3:13, 14 (NKJV)

Note the phrase “upward call of God.” God has called all of us to be on an upward journey with Him, rising to the new levels of living, giving and serving.

This weekend at Church of the Redeemer we begin a series of messages that I am really excited about.  Our focus will be on the life of Abraham and God’s upward call to him, and how he responded to it.  God inspired Abraham to take his life to a new level of faith — an upward journey of higher living, giving and serving.  And Abraham said “yes.”  Abraham’s willingness to “go up” with God changed his destiny, and the world!

I hope you will be a part of this series.  I know it will change your life!  Plan to be with us this weekend and invite a friend!

Check out Church of the Redeemer’s campuses, service times and directions.

I’m looking forward to seeing you!

Pastor Dale