Our church began the day with an 8:00 am worship service. We sang two hymns, listened to a short sermon, “This Changes Everything” and invited anyone to receive Christ Jesus as Savior. We moved on to a breakfast prepared by the men of the church; then had a good session of Sunday School. Remember we are in the early stages of the Gospel Project where the curriculum is the same for most classes, young children through adult.
At 10:30 the children's bell choir/voice choir rang or sang 4 songs. Later, they paraded with signs as part of the cantata. Well done, young ones! The adult sanctuary choir presented the cantata “Behold the Lamb” by Dennis and Nan Allen. It was interspersed with narration and drama by men and boys of the congregation. Some of t...
Our choir opened our worship service with a beautiful rendering of “Sanctus”, reminding us of God's
holiness and worthiness of our reverent worship. Pastor Joey continued in that vein concerning God's
Voice, asking us,
“Where are you in the presence of God today – running to Him or running from Him? God asked Adam in the garden of Eden after the first sin, “Who told you? Have you?” Adam
was created in God's image; when he sinned he needed to acknowledge his sin. However, the blame game began – don't blame God for your sin, disobedience and rebellion. God has been/is always there for you. Proverbs 3:5-6.
If Adam could look back on what has happened to us since he sinned the first sin and all the consequences that have come from it, he would be ov...
The choir opened with a beautiful special for us Sunday, with Your Grace Finds Me. And what a wonderful place that is to be…right where God’s grace finds us. Breathing in Your Grace and breathing out Your Praise. Thank you for sharing that with us choir.
Pastor Joey led us this week to be Centered upon Christ. He gave us the illustration of a wheel. A wheel contains three parts at minimum: Hub, spokes, and the wheel itself. The wheel he used had a hub center, four spokes, and the wheel on the outer rim. In the center of the hub was Christ himself, which is where He should be in a Christian life. I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who...
I’m kind of starting at the end and going backwards this week. We closed our service with a beautiful hymn. The words are Here I am Lord; it is I Lord. I have heard you calling in the night. I will go Lord, if you’ll lead me. I will hold Your people in my heart. I am reminded of the passage in Isaiah 6:8: “Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!” ” What an expression of love by the respondent: I will hold God’s people in my heart. This hymn was a fitting end to our service.
Pastor Joey has shared with us that God dwells in the heart of a Christian in the form of the Holy Spirit. With this being dwelling within us, we can love with a new kind of l...
Spring is coming, and along with it comes many plans. We have plans to enjoy the weather, plans for outdoor activities, maybe even plan do some spring cleaning. That’s not so exciting. Behind these plans is the eager anticipation of life being fresh again. We are longing for rejuvenation, eager to see the drabness of winter go with the arrival of flowers, leaves and new grass.
This desire for rejuvenation serves as a tangible reminder of how we should live our lives.