Posted by gkaiser on March 3, 2008
For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light.
I LOVE this passage in Colossians. Paul focuses on the fruitful spiritual growth of those he and others helped to encourage among this group of Christ-followers.
I’m quoting these verses for two reasons- both to enlighten you re. what P12 is really all about at core… and also with a view to how (and what) you can pray with us in seek God’s continued guidance and blessing. We pursue His heart in relationship-building, Bible-study, discipleship and loving service to one another and those we work to bless each day.
P12 has just begun another area of outreach/service, and you can see some cool pics from the first session of our new coffeehouse/concert venue which Project 12 sponsors courtesy of Thomas Ray here:
The plan is to begin with one per month, then two. We’ll break during Cornerstone Festival time and of course during the P12 summer break, then resume again in September. Great coffee, bands and fellowship here! Where’s “here”? 920 West Wilson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60640
We had a rather full house (and really responsive crowd) -thanks to those who came and made the evening memorable. Brother Red Squirrel and the Acorn Harvest Jam band opened for GKB and I must say jamming with BRS during the GKB set was as always, a blast!
Details are finalized forP12’s major annual outreach trip when we’ll serve in ministry at two Christ-focused Indiana drug rehab facilities, an inner-city New Orleans ministry and church and a church and Christian retreat spot in southeastern Missouri. We’re excited about working with our friends (and making new ones!) in return-visits to these areas loaded with service opportunities. I as well as Project 12 musicians will be offering concerts in each and every stop. Details will be posted as we get closer to the tour which will happen April24-May 6. Nearly all of the concerts will be open to the public so we’d love to see you 🙂
As for most reading this, our next major event is Easter. What a powerful, moving, sad and beautifully joyous time to remember and focus on what Jesus did for each of us! It’s one of the more intense times we share in-house at JPUSA each year and all in Project 12 are involved as well.
Thanks for stopping by! -Glenn