School is almost out and Summertime is coming. Finally, we will have temps in the 90’s, pools warm enough to swim in, tomatoes turning red on the vine (by the way, the pastor loves tomatoes, green are red) bring on the summer! When I think about summer my mind sees scenes of fun, vacations, and week-end get-a-ways with the family. Summer is a great time to relax and refresh for the rest of the year.
Summer is a great time to be a Christian. Taking the acrostic SUMMER, I would like to challenge you with the characteristics of “Summer” Christians. A Summer Christian is:
S = Steady, the summer Christian is constant and trustworthy.
U = Uncompromising, the summer Christian is faithful.
I remind you to be faithful in all of your commitments this summer to the Lord. Tithing is one example of being faithful this summer. As you plan your summer outings don’t forget to tithe.
M = Magnify, the summer Christian loves to worship God.
As you choose your summer vacation destination, why not also choose the church that you plan to visit as well.
M = Minister, the summer Christian reaches out to others.
Summer is a great time to be involved in the outreach ministry of your church.
E = Evangelize, the summer Christian shares Christ.
Remember, whether you are on the beach or in the mountains, you are a witness for Christ.
R = Revival, the summer Christian uses this time to refresh his spirit.
Read a book or come get a cd of a past sermon to listen to again.
What kind of Christian will you be this summer?