This Sunday we’re kicking off a new sermon series titled, “Homebuilders.” I’m excited to walk us through Ephesians chapters 4 to 6, as we seek God’s instruction on how to build homes that will last. I believe this series will be challenging and practical for every person in every season of life, regardless of what your home life may presently look like. The truth is we all want to live in healthy homes, and the good news is God wants that same thing for you too. So as we study these chapters in the coming weeks, I believe God will help us do demo in the areas of our homes that have become spiritually unhealthy. My prayer is that we will let the Holy Spirit spiritually renovate our homes and bring a renewed sense of peace and joy into our lives.
As we journey through this series together, I’m excited to announce that we will also have a missions component coincide with the sermon series. While we are spiritually building up our homes here in Austin, Texas, our church will also be physically building up a home for a family in Penitas, Texas. ABC is partnering with Buckner Missions for “Project Homebuild.” Over the next several weeks, we will be working on a home for the Quintana family. This family of 12 is in dire need of a permanent home, and we’re excited to partner with Buckner Missions to bless them with this gift. The best part of Project Homebuild is we will get to do lots of the construction right here in Austin! During this series, our team will begin the construction work in our Great Hall. After the work is complete, these assembled materials will be shipped to south Texas, and we will send an ABC missions team this Fall to help build the home on site.
I believe this project provides a unique opportunity for our church to partner together on mission. I encourage you to join us in the effort in several ways. First of all, please pray for the Quintana family. Pray that God will bless their family with this home and use this gift to shine His light into each of their hearts. We pray that this physical gift will be received as a gift of God’s perfect grace. Second, consider helping us build this home. We will have time slots available, and we need volunteers! This will be a great opportunity for our church family to serve together as a family on mission. Training will be provided on site, and the good news is you will be working in the air conditioning! Third, I encourage you to continue to worship through giving. This project is only possible because of the generosity of our people. Thank you for your faithfulness in your tithes and offerings because your stewardship blesses many homes, including this specific home for the Quintana family.
I’m looking forward to joining you all this Sunday in worship. I want to thank Nathan Wood for doing an outstanding job last weekend and helping us wrap up our summer sermon series. I can’t wait to see you this weekend, and I’m praying that God will build us up, as we strive to build up the kingdom of God together.
Onward and upward,