What do you think would bring you contentment? A bigger house, better job, more money? Your kids going to just the right college? Having that new car or phone or computer? Paul received an unexpected gift of money. He was grateful, but then he said, he didn’t really seek the gift. He had learned to be content, whether in want or plenty.
How often do we think if we just have a little more life would be great? This lesson opens up a whole new world which is grounded in a different and greater reality. That reality allows us to experience other things, like the power of God. What a great treasure that brings—in the midst of the ordinary to be touched by God. It is LENT, so come Sunday and be touched by God. Sunday School begins at 9:15 for all, and worship at 10:30. Can’t wait to see you!
ON WEDNESDAYS during Lent, we gather to Journey with Jesus in “Conversations with God.” Dinner at 6:00, Conversation at 6:30-7:15.
“I yell out to my God, I yell with all my might, I yell at the top of my lungs. He listens. I found myself in trouble and went looking for my Lord; my life was an open wound that wouldn’t heal. When friends said, “Everything will turn out all right,” I didn’t believe a word they said.” Can you relate?
You might be surprised to hear that these words come from the Bible. There’s a picture that hangs in my office of a man sitting in a chair, leaning forward, face intense as he tells Jesus his concerns. Jesus is sitting in the chair next to him listening to every word. Is that your perception of Jesus? This Sunday we talk about how to cast our concerns on Him. It’s a wonderful passage and extremely helpful. Sunday School begins at 9:15–for all ages and stages– and worship at 10:30. Can’t wait to see you!
READ the Sermon: Don’t Worry, Be Praying
Have you been watching the Olympics? Are you impressed with the stories of the athletes? Most of them have overcome many odds to get there. It does not happen easily! Actually, the Olympic Games go back to before Christ. Perhaps Paul had watched the games because he uses them as an example.
“Press on,” he says. “Press on to your higher calling.” Like the Olympians of that day, people of any social status could compete. Their achievements were greatly applauded. In the Christian faith, it doesn’t matter who we are. All of us are told to strive after deeper knowledge of Christ. This will bless us. Isn’t it great to strive for something good like blessing? And, you will then bless others. Press on to your higher calling. Worship will help you. Sunday begins with 9:15 Bible study for all ages and stages, followed by worship service at 10:30. I can’t wait to see you!
READ THE SERMON: Living In God’s High Call of Grace