Monthly Archives: January, 2017

What Happens When You Die?

imagesThis week I have had various people ask about what happens afterimages one dies?

Do you have an interest about what will happen when you pass away?

Say you were going to visit  a new country, or even move there.  You would do a lot of homework. You would take language classes, learn about new customs, and holidays, and really do your prep.  Yet howimages many of us know that the Bible says about what happens when we physically die?

Jesus words are key: “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it (Matthew 7:13-14.”)

imagesSunday morning at 9:30 I invite you to the adult class to review: “What happens imagesAfter You Die.”

This is also LOYALTY SUNDAY, so let us bring our Tithe /Pledge Cards to the Lord’s Altar!  A super special worship experience is planned!   Be open to God’s call to worship our Heavenly Father.

Your servants for Christ- Pastor John -Maureen

 

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Is Your Faith Your Politics???

imagesOn this the inauguration of the 45th President Donald Trump weekend, for many their faith is their politics.

Today’s times are a return to the late fifties, sixties, and 1970’s.  The issues of race, war, gender identity, economic  opportunity, environmental issues, federalism vs states rights and culture change so divided the American people.  Well, here we are again with the same issues dividing us.

Faith in politics is important-yet the American pledge of allegiance reminds us we are: “One nation under God, with liberty and justice for all.” We are to put our faith in God, first, not politics. Let us follow Jesus’ teaching: “give unto Caesar what is Caesars and unto God what is God’s (Matthew 22:21).”

Change that will benefit society ultimately is the change that only a higher power can cause: and that is faith and allegiance first to Jesus Christ.  Put your ultimate faith in people, or in politics, or in a sports team and you will be continually disappointed.  Put your faith first in the non-changing character of Jesus Christ and you will be continually uplifted and inspired.

Yes politics are important yet there is a reality that is even more real, practical and life changing. This is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

See ya tomorrow !  Your servants for Christ- John and Maureen

 

 

Whose Got Your Number in 2017 ???

imagesThink of all the numbers in your brain, and the passwords which are a combination of numbers, letters, and punctuation marks and wow-anyone on overload???

Hackers are after what?  Its your debit, credit, social security, checking imagesaccount, savings account numbers. The weird look, and message to the right here illustrates all of our concern.

Whose got your number, so to speak in 2017? The Bible tells you and me that God knows the number of days he has ordained for us for Job 14:5 says: “You have decided the length of our lives. You know how many months we will live, and we are not given a minute longer.”

imagesWe didn’t create ourselves; it is God who brought us into this world!

Let us celebrate each God given day and live each day as if it was our last on earth. Love God as reveled in Jesus, and love people!

Stay after worship tomorrow and help take down sanctuary Christmas decorations!  Bring some soup and bread to share as I will. Thx.

See ya Sunday- Pastor John -Maureen!