Wally Rose brought us a sermon on waiting on the Lord. I don't think any of us are particularly skilled in this area--especially in the fast-paced world that we live in!
Pastor Eric brought a challenge to us from Galatians 5, related to the freedom that we have from a religious system. The Judaizers were trying to add extra "steps" to the gospel, which was WRONG - but sometimes we are tempted to do the same thing!
We enjoyed having Mark and Sophia Self with us this week, and also our Skype interview with the Compton family. We also got to worship God together, and watch the Day Camp video!
Pastor Scott shares with us the only offensive weapon that we have - the Sword of the Spirit, the Bible. But it's enough! Father's Day is the perfect day to talk about how the Word of God is our offensive weapon against the crazy things happening in our world.
Pastor Eric gave a challenge to our 2021 High School and College graduates, and we all celebrated what God has done, in bringing them to this place!
The helmet of salvation is the same as the shoes of the gospel, right? Pastor Scott taught us all about the helmet of salvation - and it's not all about your profession of faith, either!
A shield...that sounds really heavy. I don't know if I have the strength for this piece. Pastor Scott explains the importance, and how we should not go to battle daily, without it!
This Sunday we celebrated new babies being born, a new young life surrendered to Christ in baptism, and also recognized our deacons, for their above-and-beyond service during the past 15 months.
Our heart and lungs are in the mid-section of our bodies, so they need the most protection in order to keep us alive. The breastplate of righteousness is the spiritual piece that protects our heart-- the thinking/decision-making part of us.
This message is perfectly timed for Mother's Day - being "strong in the Lord" takes effort on our part, whether we're a mom, or not. It's the armor of God that gives us strength--Pastor Scott zeroed in on the Belt of Truth.