For His Kingdom, #2: Vision 2024 | Mac Hammond
 
Recap
 
Pastor Mac laid out the vision for this coming year, to reach the exciting goals God has set before us. Goals were set for our three entities: LWCC, the church; LWA, Living Word Academics; and LWI, Living Word International. Highlighted was our emphasis on the Lord’s command to “go into all the world and make disciples of all the nations,” which will be accomplished through global church planting.
 
Dive Deeper
 
The vision for Living Word Christian Center (LWCC) for Vision 2024:
1.    To construct a place designed to minister to our special-needs children
2.    To create a “Connection Center” where people can connect over coffee and treats
3.    To rejuvenate the Discipleship Intern Program with a redesigned curriculum
4.    To continue the Winner’s Minute to compel people to check out Living Word
 
The vision for Living Word International (LWI) for 2024:
1.    To plant ten churches this coming year
2.    To raise up partners to generate a yearly budget to cover all of the infrastructure costs:
a.    Raise monies for airtime in order to cast the vision for church planting
b.    To create a call center to respond to callers
3.    To purchase another plane, a Falcon 900
 
The vision for Living Word Academics (LWA): a five-year building program:
1.    To build a wing on the east end of our building to accommodate a second gymnasium and additional classroom spaces
2.    To create a ballfield on the west end, i.e. a stadium with a field that will accommodate our own football facilities, which can also be used for baseball and soccer
 
Read About It
 
Matthew 28:19–20, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you.”
 
Mark 16:15–16, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.”
 
Discussion Questions
 
To accomplish all of our goals, we all need to roll up our sleeves and get busy. What area do you feel drawn toward?
 
Do you see yourself helping with overseas missions? If yes, in what way?

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GRACE UNVEILED: “All Under Sin,” #7 | Jim Hammond

Pastor Jim delivered his seventh installment in his series on the book of Romans, entitled, “Grace Unveiled.” The first three chapters of Romans focuses explicitly on the definition of sin. “Because,” as Pastor Jim says, “if you don’t understand what sin is, you will not understand the solution to the sin problem.” Paul wanted them to understand that all of mankind has a sin problem, and no matter who you are, you will never, ever be able to achieve righteousness through your own merit. If doesn’t matter if you’re a secular pagan who worships Zeus or a religious Jew who strictly follows the law, God will never see you as righteous through your own effort. Pastor Jim has much more to say in this message subtitled, “All Under Sin.”