We live in the best and worst of times. We can be wishy-washy about who and what we believe or we can choose instead to contend. To contend means to:“engage in a competition or campaign in order to win or achieve something (American Heritage Dictionary).
I so recall as a young boy having my dad, (a US Army Chaplain who served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam) take me to an American Military Cemetery in Luxembourg. All I could were acres and acres of white crosses. Those were young men who decided to contend against Nazi Germany and all it stood for. Who and what do you contend for today?
Oh friend, be a contender. Know what your spiritually and politically believe about life. Paul, an early follower of Christ tells us in Jude 3: “I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people.
Contend for Jesus Christ, and the Kingdom of God. Contend for His Kingdom which is more and more coming upon this world. Happy Memorial Day Weekend. Be a contender for Jesus Christ.
See you tomorrow in worship. Pastor John Hunsberger
News, news, news. It’s important to be educated intellectually and spiritually.
With all the emphasis on how different people are-due to race, economics, sexual orientation, and politics, isn’t it great to know how God emphasizes what we all have in common?
We all have the same God who physically created us and gave us life. We all have struggles in our earthly lives. But praise God-there also are answers, solutions, and God’s transformation.
Special thanks to all those in took part in the recently concluded five continuous weeks of a community forum on “Alcohol and Drugs”. The law enforcement officials, the medical panel, the school officials, those who spoke from the recovery aspect, and finally the excellent presentation put on by the Grant/Adams County Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Task Force all helped us to be informed about what’s happening with the Alcohol Drug scene in our community. First thanks goes to God’s Holy Spirit-which guided our five weeks of important conversation.
So, with God’s Holy Scriptures in one hand and the newspapers of all persuasions in the other hand-let’s continually be informed. Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and literally Our Life (John 14:6).
See ya Sunday!-Pastor John and Maureen