With yesterday being National Day of Prayer, I had the privilege of joining with 5 other pastors for a prayer walk through downtown Portland. One moment that sticks out in my mind was an opportunity our group had to share Jesus with a man named James. James currently lives in transitional housing near PSU. He shared with our group that while he recognizes his sin and his need for forgiveness, he can't understand how Jesus could die for sins that he has not even committed yet. We were able to share with him the complete and eternal forgiveness that was made possible through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. While James did not commit his life to Christ, I am hopeful that he will continue to investigate the forgiveness Jesus offers to everyone and that one day, he will accept Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Until then, please join me in praying for James and your "One" who needs Jesus.
This Sunday, we will continue our Fasten Your Seatbelts series, as we look at the first Christian to be killed for their faith in Jesus. While the life of Stephen only makes up two chapters in Acts, his impact can be felt even today, as churches all around the world struggle to maintain their commitment to fulfilling the Great Commission. Please join us at 9:30am as we will be in Acts 6 and 7.
Also, don't forget to join me in my office at 8:45am for a brief time of prayer before our worship gathering.
Note: Our Sunday service continues to meet at 9:30am, with two options for participating.
Note: For our "after-church" zoom gathering, we will be joining Mark Hester, as he continues his discipleship class titled, Informed Christianity. This four-week class will combine Bible study with practical application, as Mark explores questions like:
Discipleship Study: Informed Christianity
10:45am to 11:45am
In-person and on zoom
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84125779768
Finally, continue to pray for those in our church family.
See you Sunday.
Doug Boyd - Sr. Pastor