This week has been especially busy with regards to prayer needs, both within our own church family and within our state. Continue to pray for all those who have been and are being impacted by the devastating fires. Also, pray for rain and that the weather would cooperate as firefighters and frontline workers battle to save homes and lives. Thank you for being a praying church.
This Sunday, we will continue our summer series called, FOCUSED. I believe the word "focused" is a perfect way to describe how Jesus lived his life here on earth. Everything Jesus said or did, from his formal teachings, parables and miracles, to his dinner conversations, were designed to point people to God and His kingdom. Jesus said it best in Matthew 6:33: "Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously and he will give you everything you need."
In Hebrews 11:6 the author writes these words, "He (God) rewards those who earnestly seek him". Earnest, diligent, sincere, these are all great words to describe how we are to seek after God. In other words, be hungry in your searching, relentless in your pursuit. Don't be satisfied with the stars in the sky. Seek him as the shepherds did. Long for him as Simeon did. Worship him as the wise men did. God rewards those who seek him. Not those who seek doctrine or religion or systems or creeds. The reward is reserved for those who seek nothing less than God Himself. And what is the reward? That we will be given the heart of Jesus (II Corinthians 3:18). Can you think of a better gift than than to be like Jesus? Come this Sunday, focused, ready to seek the face of God, so that we can be changed through the power of the Holy Spirit into the likeness of His Son, Jesus.
Note: Our Sunday service continues to meet at 9:30am, with two options for participating.
1. Attend our live "in-person" gathering. No capacity restrictions, no mask requirements, no COVID protocols to follow!
2. We value our online church community and will continue to livestream our church service at 9:30am for those who wish to participate.
After the service, at 10:45am, Trudy Reusser will continue her discipleship class on the book of Revelation. The book of Revelation unveils the glory of Jesus Christ. Written by the Apostle John, Revelation is a reminder to remain faithful and trust God, even when things around us don't make sense.
See class details below:
Discipleship Study: Revelation (The Christian's Ultimate Victory)
Facilitator: Trudy Reusser
10:45am to 11:45am
In-person and on zoom
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81594772166 (the zoom link has changed from previous weeks)
See you Sunday.
Doug Boyd - Sr. Pastor