Praise the Lord for He is good. What is salvation? Is it making flawed people perfect? No, it's making flawed people accepted into the family of God. None of us are perfect...well most of us aren't. There are some people who think that they are perfect and everyone else is flawed. There are others who really know that they are flawed but they believe that someone they know is perfect. The balance is knowing Romans 3:19 "there is none righteous, no, not one." And Romans 3:24 "for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God." Then accept John 1:12 "But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name." The promise is not to reach perfection but to have a real relationship with the living God. Who I was and who I am has changed because who's I was and who's I am has changed. Jesus is our Lord.
This is Family Sunday so bring some food and friends and come early (15 minutes early). The food will be set up in the music room (across from the bathrooms) for the first time as we try to work with the seating in the service. I'll be sharing a message entitled, "Ready To Sing." Are you ready to sing even when it looks like you have nothing to sing about? Today's Faith will cause you to be singing today about tomorrow's victory. We will be serving Communion and on Family Sunday there is no evening service.
There will be no Church Bible Study on Wednesday until the New Year to make the hall available for Christmas choir practice. Next Saturday 6pm is our Annual Christmas Banquet. We have over 250 tickets out there which means that this will be our largest Christmas banquet ever. Another history making moment, like last Sunday was when we opened the overflow for the first time. To God be all the praise and glory for the great things that He is doing towards us. Thank you for working together in love in the newness of this hour.
Continue to pray for those in need, looking forward to seeing you, lot's of love, Pastor Kevin and Alice