This month we celebrate 45 years of God’s faithfulness. In 1977 under the leadership of Dr. David A. Morgan, Metropolitan Baptist Church started a home fellowship where many could come together to worship God, hear the gospel and then go on a mission to point people to Jesus. In the last four and a half decades, God has done some great things through the ministry of Metropolitan Baptist Church. Many have experienced a radical transformation in their lives through the power of the gospel, leading to hundreds of people publicly declaring to the world that they have decided to follow Jesus. Today there is still a great need for the gospel in South Florida. In a place that’s immensely diverse with different cultures and multiple generations, we get a chance to see great needs, but the greatest need that people have is for the gospel of Jesus Christ.
As people who are a part of the family of God, we have been transformed and anchored in the truth of the gospel. We partner together in the gospel for the purpose of pointing people to Jesus. Through authentic worship, we point our lives to Jesus, in this gospel-centered community we point each other to Jesus, and as missional individuals on a mission, we get the opportunity to point the world to Jesus. As partners in the gospel, we are free to stop living for our own glory and start living for the glory of God for the next 45 years or however long God would allow us to live. May we not just come to a building to consume for 90 minutes once a week, but what would it look like if our gatherings would truly empower us to be mission individuals who would be carriers of faith, hope, and love to the pain, brokenness, and lostness of South Florida.
As we celebrate 45 years of God’s goodness and grace, may we honor those who came before us by continuing the mission of finding people where they are and pointing them to Jesus who is our living hope; while ensuring that the vision lives on by investing our lives and the gospel to help others become fully devoted to following Jesus. If we are going to impact our world, the scorecard can’t be based on our preference or how well we perform, but on us trusting in Jesus as we live beyond ourselves in our homes, workplaces, church, and communities. May we commit to pointing people to Jesus as we Love God, Love People, and Impact our World.
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