Upcoming Worship August
The first Sunday of August was supposed to celebrate the return of our mission team from Guatemala. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the trip was canceled though our project was completed and funds still remain for future projects. Now, the first Sunday of August will remind us of how Jesus calls us into mission.
After that, we will rejoin our journey through the closing chapters of Matthew. There, we will see how Jesus summons the greater angel of His nature. He demonstrates how to remain faithful in the midst of suffering, betrayal and denial. In these days, when we feel left down by leaders, systems, and our fellow citizens, we are called by God to remain faithful to our calling. We are to remain humble and to faith- fully serve—even those who would harm us.
The Spirit of God will direct our attention to sacrifice as we take up our cross daily, deny ourselves, and serve as Jesus did— faithful to the Father in all things. We will remember that faith itself is a gift of God [Ephesians 2:8].
Even though we may fail and live down to the shameful aspect
of the crowing rooster, we are reminded that God’s grace is greater than our sin. The Father’s desire to restore us is greater than our willingness to confess our sin. When we accept that gift, we will learn to crow our Father’s praise.
Then, the Holy Spirit will guide us to live as our Savior did—humbly and graciously.
We will then be able to live out our calling in Christ. Our service to God will never be dependent on others’ faithfulness. God will be found true even when all others are found to be liars [Romans 3:4]. Looking to Christ, we will be able to likewise remain on our true course and let nothing nor no one move us from our God ward bearing.
Let us remain true in Christ by seeing His Way in His life and following it in ours.
Mission Team Report
Sermon: Whoever Receives You
Sermon: Three Times Denied
Sermon: Remorse Without Repentance
Sermon: Who Is Your King?
Sermon: In the Face of Mockery