WEEKENDS WITH ZOE: IN THE AFTERMATH OF GRACE
The excitement from Easter was present at Zoe this weekend! God has continually shown Himself faithful in our church, and is doing something extremely special in the city of Los Angeles. This past weekend our I Love My City team was out serving LA and we were back at the El Rey Theatre as we started a new series entitled, “In the Aftermath of Grace”.
Our I Love My City team partnered with Legacy LA –- a nonprofit that works with at-risk youth by providing after school programs. Our Zoe volunteers did an amazing job helping to paint and repair various facilities. During the day, the Los Angeles Parks and Recreation Department noticed the work our team was doing and came over to help. They supplied the team with multiple ladders and other supplies for the projects around the building. One Zoe volunteer said, “Legacy LA was speechless. They didn’t think we would get more than one wall done today, but we did the whole the whole thing.” It was a great display to see Zoe Church and the LA community generously working together to help others!
On Sunday, Pastor Chad began a new series called, “In the Aftermath of Grace.” He spoke out of Acts 1 and the days after Jesus’ resurrection and His final words to the apostles. The words the Jesus spoke in those days are the same that speak to us today. Christ’s death and resurrection paid for our sins. When we choose to follow Him our identity becomes in Christ. We are hidden in Christ.
Pastor Chad said, “You have the inscription of God on your life. It doesn’t matter what hell has to say about you, as long as heaven praises you.” But for Jesus it didn’t end there. He commanded the apostles, and us, to go out into our city and our world and help others find Him. Pastor Chad said, “Jesus doesn’t give you purpose without the power to fulfill it.” God has given us purpose and power to effectively make a difference.
-Chad Narayan (Zoe Creative)
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