#USMB2016 Wednesday Evening

Our pastor's gathering began with introductions from Don Morris followed by praise and worship.

Pastor Brad Burkholder, lead pastor at Hesston MB Church, shared about ministry to the community following the Feb. 25th shooting at Excel Industries.

Matt Heard, author of Life with A Capital L, is our speaker for the week.

Session 1: The Gospel and Our Longing

  • Philippians 3:12
  • USMB's Future Story
    • Three core commitments:
      • church multiplication/planting/evangelism
      • Intentional disciple-making
      • Developing leaders
  • 1 Timothy 6:12
  • John 20:31
Do we understand the so what of the gospel?

Part A-that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God
Part B-and that by believing you may have life in his name.

We proclaim part A but we don't live part B so people don't care about part A

Sehnsucht-longing, deep desire, why am I here?

Our Longings...
  • Central To Being Human
  • Engaged And Discerned Under the Direction of Christ's Spirit & Truth
A superficial engagement with my longings will lead to a superficial engagement with the gospel.

Difference between:
  • Pursuits-External, Action, Means, How, Restaurant
  • Longings-Internal, Motivation, End, Why, Menu
Jeremiah 2:13



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