“John answered them all, “I baptize you with water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”
-Luke 3:16 NIV
Next week we begin a new journey together! When the first followers of John Wesley decided to meet together and where ship the only building they could afford was an old foundry. This year, we will take a lesson from our Methodist roots for our Wednesday night worship.
A foundry is a place for metal is worked and refined under intense heat. In the Gospel of Luke, John the Baptist Remind his followers that when Jesus comes he will baptize them with the fire of the Holy Spirit.
As we begin this new journey together, I hope that you will pray that the Holy Spirit will be present among us. Pray that the foundry will be a place of real community. Pray that all of us may have hearts on fire for Jesus.