This Sunday at 9:30am, we will continue our series called, EXODUS: Discovering God in the Journey, as we take a look at the giving of the Ten Commandments by God, to the nation of Israel. Ironically, Christianity Today recently published an article on the 10 Commandments. Below is an excerpt from this article.
"Considering they are among the most influential words ever written, there are a number of curious things about the 10 commandments. To start, there are two versions with subtly different wording (Exodus 20:1-17; Deuteronomy 5:6-21). Most awkwardly, there appear to be more than 10. The phrase "you shall not..." appears 12 times, and that does not include commands to 'remember the sabbath day' or 'honor your father and mother.' The Orthodox Church and most Protestants solve this problem by combining all the commands on coveting into one. Roman Catholics address it by grouping the prohibitions on idolatry: Augustine argued that the first commandment (no other gods) includes what many would consider the second commandment (no graven image). But another curious feature of the Ten Commandments, and which frequently goes unnoticed, is the fact that there are ten theological affirmations--ten attributes of God, if you like--woven through them. If the text tells us who we should be, it also tells us who God is. Revelation sits alongside regulation."
Join us this Sunday as we take a deep-dive into one of the most beautiful parts of the book of Exodus, as the 10 commandments reveal to us who we are as God's children, and is the key to understanding God's desire for His children.
As we gather for our in-person service, Parkside church staff and leadership will be wearing masks and we are asking everyone to do the same. Please consider joining us this weekend. We were created by God to worship and praise Him together, in community, so plan on being at Parkside this Sunday at 9:30am and don't forget your mask!
Also, for those that are not able to join us in-person, you can still join us online.
If you haven't taken the opportunity to attend one of our Sunday discipleship classes, I would like to encourage you to take time this Sunday and do just that. We have two studies currently meeting each Sunday morning at 10:45am.
See Class details below:
Topic: A Study in the book of James
Facilitator: Mark Hester and Jonella Malinowski
10:45am to 11:45am
Senior Adult Discipleship Class
Topic: A Study in the book of Mark
Facilitator: Martha Bailey
10:45am to 11:45am
Both of these classes are designed around the premise that no one is meant to walk alone. At Parkside, we want to be a bridge that anyone can cross over in order to explore faith, Jesus, and how a faith in Jesus brings life-change. We believe this type of life-change happens best in the context of community.
Note: The results are in! This past week, our church council met with the NWBC Church Health Assessment Team. During our time together, they presented their report and answered questions. Please reserve Sunday, November 14th, for a Parkside Fellowship Sunday Lunch Gathering. This lunch gathering will include a time of discovery, as we hear from our church council regarding the church health assessment.
See you Sunday.
Doug Boyd - Sr. Pastor