The Sunday Message

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. – John 15:13 (NIV)

Please take a moment this weekend to say a prayer for those who died while serving in the military. Pray for their family and friends, too. We owe them so much.

Memorial Day isn’t just about honoring veterans, its honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that’s a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve. It’s a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it. – Pete Hegseth

 

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The Sunday Message

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. – 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)

Many people believe that the words in the Bible are inspired by God and it is without error. Others believe that it is the human interpretation of what God was telling the writers.

A recent Gallup poll found that a record few Americans believe the Bible is the literal word of God. Gallup reported:

Fewer than one in four Americans (24%) now believe the Bible is “the actual word of God, and is to be taken literally, word for word,” similar to the 26% who view it as “a book of fables, legends, history and moral precepts recorded by man.” This is the first time in Gallup’s four-decade trend that biblical literalism has not surpassed biblical skepticism. Meanwhile, about half of Americans — a proportion largely unchanged over the years — fall in the middle, saying the Bible is the inspired word of God but that not all of it should be taken literally.

So where do your beliefs fall in this poll? Actual word of God? A book of fables, legends history, and moral precepts recorded by man? Or do you believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God but that not all of it should be taken literally?

There’s more interesting information from the Gallup poll that you can read HERE.

No matter how you view the Bible, I believe it is a wonderful guide, rulebook, and law in by which to live. The Bible has helped me.

 

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The Sunday Message

She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Proverbs 31:25-30 (NIV)

Happy Mother’s Day 2017!

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The Sunday Message

God is our safe place and our strength. He is always our help when we are in trouble. So we will not be afraid, even if the earth is shaken and the mountains fall into the center of the sea, and even if its waters go wild with storm and the mountains shake with its action.Psalm 46:1-3 (NLV)

My church has a Bible reading program which is a great way to read the Bible. I listen to the chapters instead of reading them, which seems to work well for me.

Currently we are reading Psalms and then we move on to Proverbs. These are two of my favorite books of the Bible.

There are 150 chapters in the Book of Psalms and 31chapters in the book of Proverbs. These are not long chapters; some may take you less than a minute to read.

If you are thinking about where to start in the Bible, try Psalms or Proverbs. Find a version of the Bible that makes sense to you and listen to or read a few chapters.

Have a great week!

 

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The Sunday Message

Then we were filled with laughter, and we sang happy songs. Then the other nations said, “The Lord has done great things for them.” – Psalm 126:2 (NCV)

I think that as Christians we can all use a little more humor in our lives. I mean if being a Christian is so great then why can’t it be fun?

I think we all need to laugh a little more – poke fun at ourselves. Smile.

I happened to catch this funny video called “Church Hunters” that takes a look at a couple trying to find a new church.

If you have ever searched for a new church, then this video will make you smile. Enjoy. It’s about 3:30 in length.

There is a “Part 2” that can be seen HERE.

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The Sunday Message

God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, ‘I love you.’ – Billy Graham

Happy Easter!

Matthew 28: 1-10 (NIV)

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him. ’ Now I have told you.”

So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life. – Janine di Giovanni

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