Dear Coastal,

I just had to let you know the GOOD NEWS!  ONE more person gave their life to Jesus at Coastal today!  That makes 52 – all 52 lights on our ONE sign are now lit!  52 people have indicated that they have given their life to Christ at Coastal this year (and we still have 2 months left)!  When we started this year, that was the goal – over the course of the year we wanted to average at least ONE person each week giving their life to Jesus – 52!  We want it to be normal that people get saved at Coastal.

So now what are we going to do?  Just like they did in Luke 15 – WE’RE GOING TO PARTY!  And you’re invited!  On Sunday, November 19th (one month away), the Sunday before Thanksgiving, we’re having a ONE Party in both of our services!  I don’t know exactly what we’re going to do, but I know it’s going to be fun!  I know we’re going to celebrate!  I know we’re going to give God the glory!

Luke 15:6-7, “Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’  I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.”

Luke 15:9-10, “And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’  In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

Luke 15:23-24, “Bring the fattened calf and kill it (at Coastal this means BARBEQUE – yes there will be FOOD!). Let’s have a feast and celebrate.  For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.”

Spread the word!  Invite and bring your friends!  Let’s celebrate what God has done in our midst!  And most importantly, let’s keep sharing the Gospel!  The best is yet to come!

My Heart Is So Full!

Pastor Chris