By Ptr. Robbie Casas

Once again we find ourselves at the threshold of a new year in the life of our church. Twenty-one years is no mean feat. Early in my ministry, I was told that for a church, the first seven years was the first major milestone — if a church managed to reach seven years in its existence, chances are it would continue to exist much longer than that. If that were true, then we have crossed the 7-year line three times over.

Of course, church history can prove that many churches that had existed longer than that are no longer around. The bottom-line in all this is not that this is a sort of survival race where we find ourselves congratulating each other for having made it this far by our own ingenuity and effort, conquering every challenge and overthrowing every obstacle by the sweat of our brows and the strength of our resolve. Yes, it is true that to make it this far requires the effort and commitment of our obedience to God. But let us not forget that"... it is God [ultimately] who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure''(Phil 2:13).

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