Thinking about the Church
But Sunday is Pentecost. It is the birthday of the church and the day we set aside to remember those men and women who gave their lives to build God's church here on earth. More people have died for the name of Jesus in the past few decades than did so for the first two thousand years of its existence, but the simple truth is that millions of people from every corner of this globe have given their lives for the cause of Christ. We need to be just as grateful for their sacrifice as we are for the great men and women of the US Armed Forces.
As we are fond of saying, freedom isn't free. Our country owes a great debt to our fallen servicemen and women. Our freedom in Christ isn't free. It cost Jesus His life, and also the lives of many who died to spread that good news. But here's my encouragement: God remembers. Read this passage from Revelation 7:
After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice:
“Salvation belongs to our God,
who sits on the throne,
and to the Lamb.”
- Pray for the Honduras Mission Trip (May 23-30)
- Pray for Mission McDuffie (May 31-June 4)
- Memorial Day (May 25): Church offices are closed!
- Wednesday (May 27): Back to a normal Wednesday schedule, except the youth will be having "Messy Game Night" and the children and preschoolers will be starting TeamKID! Preschool TeamKID will meet on the Third Level in 309. Grade-school TeamKID will meet on the Fifth Level in 501!
Thanks to everyone who came out to Family Night In the Park (In the Gym)! We had a great time, and I pray the fellowship encouraged everyone! God bless you all.