Communion Meditation

Exodus 12:23 When the Lord goes through the land to strike down the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe and will pass over that doorway, and he will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down. During the Passover, the Lord, the destroyer was passing through the land of Egypt to claim every firstborn son. Every household door with blood from the spotless lamb was protected from death. Death was coming to all, but the blood of the covenant protected those who sheltered beneath it. The sons of the covenant were no better than the sons of the Egyptians. All have earned the judgment of God. But the blood shelters them. When we come to th

Holding the Other End of the Rope

‘When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.’ ‘When the going gets tough, the tough get going.’ ‘What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.’ This is the type of encouragement that many give to those enduring a painful providence. There is a shred of truth in such counsel but there isn’t much real comfort. Our painful experiences in this fallen world make us feel like we are all alone in the bottom of a deep dark well. It is damp and cold with little light and no apparent way out. We may be able to see a few bright stars from the bottom of the well but we cannot seem to get to the light. Then, we hear someone at the top of well. We shout, ‘Help me, I am stuck at the bottom of this wel

Session Summary September 2019

We began our meeting with a devotion on love and prayed for 11 families of the church. We received a family into membership and also erased a member who is attending elsewhere. We are preparing a seminar for the leaders of our church this fall on “Caring for the Abused.” The Elder-Shepherding List was completed and will be published soon. Preparing for the sale of the Fulcher House is progressing. We will be erecting a shed for our lawn mowing equipment behind the sanctuary in preparation for the sale. Our budget report is available and we are a little behind but that is not unexpected for the slow summer months. We are planning on an Evangelistic Outreach for October 25 at our church.

Holding the Other End of the Rope

‘When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.’ ‘When the going gets tough, the tough get going.’ ‘What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.’ This is the type of encouragement that many give to those enduring a painful providence. There is a shred of truth in such counsel but there isn’t much real comfort. Our painful experiences in this fallen world make us feel like we are all alone in the bottom of a deep dark well. It is damp and cold with little light and no apparent way out. We may be able to see a few bright stars from the bottom of the well but we cannot seem to get to the light. Then, we hear someone at the top of well. We shout, ‘Help me, I am stuck at the bottom of this well and I c

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