CELLS MAKE YOU STRONG
They… met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity,[j all the while praising God... And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved (Acts 2: 46-47)
Does change unnerve you or excite you? I don’t like changes too much. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it is my slogan. Case in point? I last changed my car after nineteen long years! I still wear some of my “favourite” shirts from twelve years back. I still stick to my i-phone 5! So I can understand why some don’t like changing cells. They prefer the known. But in spiritual things we must be the opposite. God is on the move and we must move with the cloud. We must look for better ways of reaching people, doing Sunday celebrations, welcoming visitors and growing cells. God is unchanging in His nature but in the ways of reaching a changing world, He moves.
Why do we change cells every two years? In part because it allows space for new friendships to be formed and for us to experience God afresh. Conversely it will stop cells from becoming inward looking “ghettos” filled with the same exclusive people who’ve been there for years. Change of cells means fresh ways of doing things and serving the community. You will be blessed. Don’t limit your experience of Skyline to the same group of friends. God has put you this church so that you can experience true fellowship with wider circles of saints and experience God with different people!
This year, every cell is set to grow stronger. And if you are in a cell, you will grow strong! In which areas? In serving. Cells give room for you to serve on Fridays and to grow in Word, Worship skills and character. In evangelism: you will be reaching out to pre-believers. Church on Sunday will no longer be a touch- and-go event. You have a role in welcoming newcomers, verifying salvations and on some weekends, serving the rural poor. This church truly becomes YOUR church. The strength of Skyline lies in her cells. And Cells will make you strong. Sign up today. And be a blessing!
2016 YEAR OF STRENGTH
PsDr Philip Lyn