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This Sunday at Mayfair | November 26th 2017

This Sunday at Mayfair, we heard the Bible’s last words on death.

Our study in Revelation is almost over as we turned to chapter 20 this week, but it's still going strong!

Death can seem like a pretty big mystery. Everyone will die eventually, but it isn’t really a subject that anyone wants to talk about. The three most common responses to death are probably fear, anger, or apathy, but maybe that’s because we don’t know very much about death. God wants to set a few things straight for us in the last book.

He reminds us that there are really two kinds of death: physical and spiritual. He reminds us that a spiritual death is really the only thing to be afraid of, and crucially, a spiritual death is optional.

Everyone has to die physically, but God made a way for us to choose whether or not we will die a spiritual death, and Revelation makes one thing clear: so much more than your physical body craves this temporary physical life, you should crave the eternal spiritual life given to those who persevere.

Why? Because there are good things waiting for those that die in the Lord. To them, physical death will have been a small thing compared with eternal glory with God. Do you think you’ll say the same?

If you were at Mayfair this Sunday and want to share how God edified you today, leave a comment here or on the Facebook page and share your encouragement. If you’re a visitor or thinking about attending Mayfair, take a look at our website, contact our staff and members, and of course, come and join us!

This Sunday at Mayfair | November 12th 2017

This Sunday at Mayfair, we heard the Bible’s last words on judgement.

Judgement isn’t a very popular topic these days. In our culture, judgement (especially ultimate judgement) is basically taboo. But let’s hit the reset button on judgement, forget what culture says about it, and hear what God says about it in Revelation.

Our Revelation study continued in chapters 15 and 16 this week; the seven bowls of God’s wrath were poured out on the beast and those who worship him. But why and how?

Well, God stands as the ultimate judge of the world. He made everything, including us, and though He gives us the choice to do as we please, if we choose to align against Him, He is going to respect that choice—even if we put ourselves on the wrong side of His wrath for injustice.

But even while the angels are pouring out the bowls of God’s wrath, the people are constantly being giving a chance to repent. Even in the Old Testament, God always gave a chance to repent.

Revelation shows us we can’t go putting off repentance forever though. Will we repent before it’s too late?

If you were at Mayfair this Sunday and want to share how God edified you today, leave a comment here or on the Facebook page and share your encouragement. If you’re a visitor or thinking about attending Mayfair, take a look at our website, contact our staff and members, and of course, come and join us!

This Sunday at Mayfair | October 15th 2017

This Sunday at Mayfair, we heard God’s last words on evil.

Our study in Revelation continues as we make our way into chapter six and seven. John is led into the throne room of heaven and the opening of the seven-sealed scroll begins.

When the first four seals are opened, all kinds of terrible things happen, things many of us have sadly experienced: strife, war, hunger, poverty, disease, death. And when the fifth seal is opened, the voices of all the Christian martyrs call out wanting to know how long it will be until the evil people in the world are judged.

If you wanted to sum up everything that brings us doubt in this life, the first five seals wouldn’t be a bad choice. And after reading, it’s not surprising if you’d want to ask God why evil has to exist in the first place?

What answer does Revelation give? God isn’t trying to explain away evil, but He is in control, and He will judge the world one day. Most importantly, even though bad things happen to good people, God knows His people in the midst of it all.

If you were at Mayfair this Sunday and want to share how God edified you today, leave a comment here or on the Facebook page and share your encouragement. If you’re a visitor or thinking about attending Mayfair, take a look at our website, contact our staff and members, and of course, come and join us!

PS: Mayfair Trunk or Treat is coming up soon, October 29th! Get involved and get ready for an awesome evening with the community!

This Sunday at Mayfair | October 1st 2017

This Sunday at Mayfair, we heard the Bible’s last word on the Church and dared to examine ourselves.

We’re forging ahead with our study of Revelation, and we made it to the messages to the seven churches of Asia Minor today (Revelation 2-3).

Jesus’s messages to the Asia Minor churches were first written down hundreds upon hundreds of years ago, but they pierced our hearts all the same today. The sharp sword coming from the mouth of Jesus is definitely something Revelation has right in its imagery.

The devil’s been sowing a lot of doubt in the world recently, and he’s given us plenty of reasons to fly under the radar, to keep our faith shut up inside.

But with every letter we read, in every rebuke and every praise, it was as if Jesus was daring us to dream bigger—to fall in love with Him all over again.

“Stop just going through the motions. Hang in there! Resist the temptation to compromise. Keep growing! Don’t be content with mediocrity! Take advantage of every evangelistic opportunity. Renew your sense of devotion.” That’s what He said to us today. His words ran deep, and it’s not something we can ignore.

We want to drive out any part of us that’s become lukewarm for Christ and His Kingdom. What about you?

If you were at Mayfair this Sunday and want to share how God edified you today, leave a comment here or on the Facebook page and share your encouragement. If you’re a visitor or thinking about attending Mayfair, take a look at our website, contact our staff and members—and of course, come and join us!

This Sunday at Mayfair | September 17th 2017

This Sunday at Mayfair, we started our new series on the “Famous Last Words” of the Bible.

There’s just something about last words that is extremely intriguing. It’s a chance to sum everything up, to leave a legacy, to remind us what’s really important.

To many people, even many Christians, the last words of the Bible are just. . .confusing.

But one of the things we gathered this morning was that the book of Revelation wasn’t meant to confuse, it was meant to be understood, and furthermore, to provide a blessing to those who understood it (Rev 1:3).

God’s message hasn’t changed into something we aren’t meant to understand, right at the end. If we listen, we will understand, and if we understand, how could our lives possibly remain unchanged?

These are the Bible’s famous last words, so if you’re curious what Jesus’s parting message was, join us next Sunday. We’ll be happy to have you!

If you were at Mayfair this Sunday and want to share how God edified you today, leave a comment here or on the Facebook page and share your encouragement. If you’re a visitor or thinking about attending Mayfair, take a look at our website, contact our staff and members—and of course, come and join us!

This Sunday at Mayfair | September 10th 2017

This Sunday at Mayfair, we heard from our guest speaker, Dr. Scot McKnight, on topics from his book, A Fellowship of Differents.

We live in an individualistic, post-modern culture; in our culture, everything is up to the individual and everything is up for debate. Consequently, the very idea of the Church has come under heavy fire recently. For many young people or new Christians, “What’s the point of the Church?” and “Why should I go?” are very serious questions. We talked about the answers today.

Randy and Scot shared the stage—Randy asking Scot questions and Scot giving answers. There was much more said today than we can write here, so we’ll just look at one of the questions for now. (But if you want to know more leave a comment or drop by our building!)

So, what even is “the Church?”

The word “church” is all over the spectrum of meaning these days, but the Church is the expansion of God’s chosen people to include all who are in Christ, not just those who are born to Israel. It’s not a building or an institution; it’s a body of witnesses, a family.

Church is a very important word, but for a day-to-day descriptive word of who we are, Scot thinks Fellowship, a sharing of life, might be more accurate.

How we feel about the Church or gathering together as the Church begins with how we understand the Church. Are we a club? A status symbol? Or are we a family? A chosen people with an overflowing love for Christ and His mission?

If you were at Mayfair this Sunday and want to share how God edified you today, leave a comment here or on the Facebook page and share your encouragement. If you’re a visitor or thinking about attending Mayfair, take a look at our website, contact our staff and members, and of course, come and join us!

This Sunday at Mayfair | September 3rd 2017

This Sunday at Mayfair, we took joy in our fellowship.

It’s Labor Day weekend, and that means holiday plans and family get togethers, but Satan—never one to miss an opportunity—often tries to convince us that a holiday is a great time to take a break from assembling as the Church as well.

So, we spent time in Hebrews 10: 24-25 today. If we grew up with Christian parents, they’d often cite this verse to us if we ever complained about not wanting to go to church that day. “Don’t forsake the assembling of the saints.”

But there’s so much more than a simple command in this passage; there’s an amazing and uplifting “why.”

The writer of Hebrews has been building up to this part of the book for more than 9 chapters now, proving again and again how wonderful Christ is and how much He’s transformed our lives. What’s his next point? The Church is where the life-giving power of Jesus gets magnified from one person to another in exponential growth. We “spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”

A spur isn’t always the most comfortable experience, but knowing your brothers and sisters are fighting the same battles as you, with the same hope in the Lord as you…there’s nothing like it.

If you were at Mayfair this Sunday and want to share how God edified you today, leave a comment here or on the Facebook page and share your encouragement. If you’re a visitor or thinking about attending Mayfair, take a look at our website, contact our staff and members, and of course, come and join us!

P.S. Remember to put together a bucket for our Houston relief effort, and spread the word about our special guest speaker, Scot McKnight, coming next weekend!