Loving God, Serving Others
Current Sermon Series:
The Great Launch
Continuing Jesus’ Mission
January 7, 2021
Mixed greetings, Saints.
I know many of you are bummed out over the events in the last week, particularly related to government. I feel your pain. I don’t think things unfolded in a way any of us could have foretold. I’ve talked to some of you and there are some pretty wild feelings out there, as well as a host of explanations. I’ll leave the explanations to those more in the know. What I do know is that God is still on the throne. He is still sovereign. Read Psalm 2. Read Daniel 2 and 4. Read Philippians 2:9-11. “Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
Jesus is Lord, he is sovereign, and He be seen by all one day (for better or for worse, depending on your relationship to him). He is still in charge.
I know for myself I have to hang on to the fact that God is still in charge. He is Good. And he has good plans for his kids. If believers in ancient Rome then… and communist China today… can not only exist but spiritually thrive, then so can we. Press on to know Him. And pray for our country.
OK, we carry on this Sunday. ACE will be at 9am, and we’re almost finished with 1 Cor 14. Good discussion! I’ll miss that. Looking forward to the upcoming video series on Missions.
At the 10am service, we’re back to The Great Launch, the series in Acts. We pick up again with ‘Opportunities and Opposition’ from chapter 17.
Hey, I’m looking for a ‘Recycling Czar’. We’re changing from all recycling to just aluminum cans and plastic. I hear that all the paper we recycle is just being burned with the regular refuse because no-one wants to buy it. Can you recycle the cans for Awana camp and the plastic for our environment (or bag the plastic and give it to me)? See Rob: text 509-991-3092 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our advent offering for street kids and orphans in Mali stands at $8179! Thanks much!! This Sunday is the last opportunity. “Blessed are all who take refuge in him.”
See you Sunday?