Behind the Scenes

All You Have To Do Is Ask

"You're never going to catch a fish if you don't cast a line," Corey Woodman said to us when we caught up with him after he shared his story during the service this past Sunday. (If you missed it, watch the video below!)

No, he wasn't giving us a fishing lesson, he was making a great analogy about inviting people to church.

"Don't ever be scared to invite someone to church because you have no idea what that person is going through." Corey said.

He went on to talk about how Christians shouldn't fear playing their worship music around others, or talking about going to church with coworkers because you never know when someone who needs it will hear.

Corey's mom simply asked him one day if he wanted to see his nephew be baptized at church with her.

That question changed Corey's life.

During the baptism service, Corey heard the words to the song Oceans by Hillsong United, "Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders" and he realized he was ready and willing to let go of the life he was living to live a life that honored and served the Lord.

The very next day, Corey came back to the church. "I was like a little lost puppy looking for help," he told us. He sat in with a prayer group and got connected with a small group.

With the support, encouragement, and prayer from his new small group, he turned his life around and walked away from drug addictions. He said he thought he knew how to live a good life, but he realized from these friendships that he really had no idea at that point.

Corey told us about how he had paid professionals for years to help him overcome his addictions and nothing helped. Then Jesus came into his life and He helped him for free. "If He did it for me, He can do it for you," Corey said. "All you have to do is ask!"

Corey Woodman | Story of Faith | 08.21.2016 from CFDowningtown on Vimeo.

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I Can't Even Put It Into Words

Raise your hand if you've ever felt anxious about something.

Okay, so now that everyone's hands are up, let's talk about how encouraging it was to hear Kate's story of faith on Sunday. (If you missed it, watch the short clip below!)

Kate started coming to church about six weeks ago. That's when she put her trust in Jesus and really began to see things in her life take a positive turn.

She described her life before someone shared the gospel with her as turmoil, self-run, and terribly wrong.

When asked, "what has Christ done for you now?" Kate's answer came as a powerful reality check.

"I can't even really put it into words! Having real faith and knowing that things will be okay no matter what, everything's okay, everything's unfolding the way it's supposed to. It's very peaceful and it's a great way to live."

With life so fast-paced and expectations higher than ever, Kate’s words are a powerful reminder of the peace Jesus brings.

"Casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7.

A coworker invited Kate to church and pointed her towards Jesus which brought her peace. Who will you invite this weekend?

Knowing the question of your eternity is settled has the power to bring peace to anyone. 
 

Kate Morris | Story of Faith | 08.07.2016 from CFDowningtown on Vimeo.

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