A Word From Sunday – March 5th

As I reflect on the message Pastor David presented, the phrase I think of is “Our Witness”. 

We all present a witness every day to our family, friends, co-workers and strangers. We as Christians might consider the challenge question, “Is my witness a reflection of Christ our Lord?”  

Pastor David shared God’s word from 1 Peter 3:15-16 which provides guidance to apply this truth to our everyday life. 

“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear, having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed.

Pastor David taught us that from this scripture we (the church, Christians) are being instructed and comforted in our hope for the future and during suffering. As we have accepted Christ as our savior He becomes our Lord. God has control over everything, however our daily walk with or without him is a CHOICE.   God’s word in Romans 12:1 reads “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship.”   With this scripture we might ask ourselves, “How do we worship Him?”  

Each day one or more of us will experience challenges as we proceed through life. Even though we may not be called to be a formal evangelist, we are called to share the truth of God’s word. See, others are watching us whether we know it or not. Should we face these challenges with signs of faith, hope and confidence we may be presented with an opportunity to explain from just where that faith, hope and confidence comes. This is when we follow God’s purpose for our walk to share our faith and belief in God. God will do the rest!  It’s really that simple.  Just remember as verse 1 Peter 3:16 states, we are instructed to share this truth in love. Another supporting scripture Pastor David shared is from John 3:17 which states “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”  

In summary, we must remember to live our witness in faith, hope, and love with the confidence provided by our salvation and be prepared to explain it in love and let God speak to the heart of the receiver. 

Jane Bartholomew 

Sunday School Highlight

Our Children’s Sunday School class was busy yesterday learning the books of the Bible and searching for answers to questions from the Bible. As a church family we want our youth to turn to the Word of God when they are looking for answers. These two worked hard diving into the Bible. We’d love to have your children join us for fun learning during the Sunday School hour!

Music Ministry Update

With Spring right around the corner our thoughts turn to Easter – a time when we remember the crucifixion and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior.  The choir had a time of fellowship as we listened to Easter music is preparation to lead in worship.

They will begin sharing Easter specials in a few weeks as we prepare our hearts for Easter.

Sunday School Class HIGHLIGHT

It’s never too early to teach the love of God. In Proverbs 22:6 it says

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” 

       It’s been said that it takes a village to raise children. And with the family and community surrounded by faith and fixed upon God it’s the best village you can find. In our Sunday school class, we explore God’s love through music and reading books and it is such a joy to see smiling faces while we fellowship with one another. 

The Babies and Toddlers Sunday School Class

A Word From Sunday – February 26th

Wow! Praise God for Kevin’s faithful proclamation of His Word! Praise God for His faithfulness in reminding me of my need for personal repentance; for “broken-heartedness” over a fallen world; for convicting me of my commitment to “actively live out” the faith I have in the Lord Jesus Christ. Praise God for ENABLING me, by the power and presence of the Holy Spirit, to be bold in proclaiming His invitation to the LOST to receive forgiveness and begin a faith-journey through a relationship with Christ. Praise God for reminding me (and the SAVED) to move through Brokenness into the area of Building whatever He assigns to me in Kingdom service… trusting Him to enable SUCCESS in the tasks. These are some of what God conveyed to me about applying today’s message in my personal life-circumstances. Praise God for being AMAZING… and letting me (us) in on it!! Philippians 1:6…
In Him, Walter

Sunday School Class Highlight

The Ruth Class is a group of ladies who strive to serve the LORD.
We know that prayer works and sending a card lifts spirits.

Our recent study has been in the first eleven chapters of John’s
gospel.  We will continue in John through the spring studying
chapters 12 through 21.  John writes that the last months of Jesus’
ministry tell the complete story of the price paid for our salvation.

If you are a woman thinking about joining a Bible study, consider
the Ruth Class.  We start at 9:30 on Sunday mornings.