• grace-path4It’s yellow, because you’re thinking the sunshine of God’s love into a very dark world.
  • And it shoes a boot print, because you’re leaving tracks of grace wherever you go.
  • Here’s the key verse:

  • “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:16, NKJV)
  • The only reason you are here today is because somebody told you about Jesus. Somebody answered your questions. Somebody prayed for you. Somebody invited you to Neighborhood Church.
  • God used those awesome people in your life.
  • And now God wants to you use you in somebody else’s life.
    • This is where you discover your spiritual gifts and superpowers.
    • This is where you volunteer for stuff.
    • This is where God uses you through prayer, and through giving, and through a generous spirit in the world.
  • Once a person is saved, and knows they are blessed and grows up a little bit, then God wants to use you in mighty ways.
  • For what?
  • To help other people find the treasure you found when you found Christ.
  • This is the blueprint. In God’s glorious plan, every Christian becomes an Ambassador of Grace. The world is dying. The world is lost. Without Jesus, this life is needlessly hard… and the life to come is unspeakably horrible.
  • Yet you have found the wellsprings of infinite grace, and your life is part of God’s never-ceasing labor to win the world to Jesus.
  • Let your light shine at your school. Let your light shine at your job. Let your light shine in your crazy family tree. Let your light shine in your neighborhood.
  • We have amazing ways to get involved…
    • You can help in the coffee bar. You can host a life group. You can work with kids in Awana and senior high and junior high and young adults. You can sing and play on the worship team. You can help with landscaping and building. We’re already planning for Christmas, and you can help us. We have an incredible ministry called Respite Care where we basically give a night out for moms and dads with special needs children. God uses the people of Neighborhood in the mission, in shelters, in every business, in every school, and in every part of our community.
    • God is using you.
    • Because lost people matter to God, and he wants them found.
    • But don’t do it because you think it will make God love you… get involved because you’re so excited that God already loves you that you can’t hold it in