Our Mission services took place over three nights, the 14th-16th September, and two services on the Lord’s Day, the 18th September. We haven’t had a Mission since 2017 so there was an excitement among the congregation and an anticipation for what God might do. The overarching theme was “Hope for Airdrie” because we believe that the Gospel of Christ gives real hope to our town today.
The sermon on Wednesday night was on Philippians 3 – “My world came crashing in around me!” We looked at how Paul had been putting his stock in the wrong thing – works righteousness is rubbish, but gaining Christ is surpassing worth. Thursday night’s sermon was “My past doesn’t define me!” which demonstrated that Christ Jesus came to save sinners, even the worst of the worst (1 Timothy 1). Friday night’s sermon from 2 Corinthians 5-6 was, “You can have hope too!” We saw the need for reconciliation, the basis for reconciliation, and the urgency for reconciliation. The final sermons in the series took place on the Lord’s Day. The morning sermon was on Romans 1:16, “I am not ashamed!” The Gospel is the perfect solution to our problem and so we should embrace it. The evening sermon, “Are you convinced?” was on Acts 26 looking at the example of King Agrippa. It is important to not put off believing the Gospel.
Though we wish more had come, we were encouraged that some did each evening. Some were family members of members, but others responded to the leaflets that we had distributed. Most of all we were thankful that some of our visitors came to multiple services, and that one has come to church since. Please continue to pray that the Lord would work in our community bringing men and women to faith in Him.
You can listen to the sermons from the Mission on sermonaudio here.