Coming Full Circle – Part 13

As I explained in the last blog post, as we would meet as a Circle Church staff, someone would remark, “We aren’t seeing people coming to Christ the way we should.” In response, I took along a slide presentation which had been prepared by one of the photographers in our group.

Click…click…click…the slides continued. Four more girls in nurses’ training with three out of the four new Christians.

Click…click. One by one, the faces of my congregation appeared, exploded in size and amplified before me. “I’ve seen something different in Chuck since he started coming to Circle Church, and after coming myself I think a lot of the people here have that same thing. I would like it too.”

Click…two young girls, one with granny glasses. Close to suicide after experimenting with drugs and in despair, they had phoned Al Nestor. He and Lynn spent the evening with them and helped them discover Christ. “Here,” one of them said to a startled friend. “You can have this bag of grass. I don’t need it any more. I have God.”

Click…the face of Pablo, another international student (this time from Peru), a product of Ka Tong’s ministry.

Click…a young girl of the ghetto, in the tutoring program. She had just recently experienced her new beginning.

“We aren’t seeing people coming to Christ the way we should.” No! Not at all true! To the contrary, we had been seeing conversions on such a steady, continual level that they had almost been overlooked!


Sunday’s coming. Do you have your sermon ready? Is it relevant? Will it effectively motivate your congregation to walk more in step with the Master? What about that Sermon Series you’ve been thinking about?

Or, if you’re someone who plans well ahead, have you asked yourself what you will preach for your Easter Sermon, your Advent Sermon, your Christmas Sermon?

David Mains and Mainstay Ministries can help. We offer a wide variety of Sermon Starters and Full Sermons that will give you Sermon Ideas to help you prepare for regular Saturday or Sunday sermons, Mid-week Bible Sermons, and Sermons for special occasions.

We also offer assistance as you create Topical Sermons, Sermons Series, and sermons for special times of the year. We have resources available to help you with Advent Celebrations, Advent Sermons, Christmas Sermons, Easter Sunday Sermons, Patriotic Sermons, and more.

For more information on how to create better Bible Sermons and how to turn Sermon Ideas into Sermon Outlines, and then into effective, meaningful Sunday Sermons, please click here to visit David Mains’ website.

You will also find a variety of resources for pastors and congregations at the Mainstay Ministries website. Just click here.

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