The concept of an inheritance might seem a bit strange for St Paul to be discussing so early in his letter to the church at Ephesus. Pastor Alan helps us see the rationale for, and the benefits of getting our focus on the inheritance that is awaiting all who look to Jesus as their Savior.
King David wanted to build a ‘house’ for God. God’s response: “I’ve ‘lived’ in a tent since bringing my people out of Egypt and have never asked anyone to build me a ‘house’. Furthermore, I will build you a ‘house’ that will last forever.” This ‘house’ was really a dynasty and Pastor Alan’s aim is to help us see how we are a part of that ‘house’.
Who is able to save us? The Hebrews of Jabesh-gilead, under seige, feared they would have no rescuer, just as people throughout the ages, beseiged by sin, have also longed for a savior. For them, King Saul was their answer. Who is it for us? Listen as visiting pastor Alan Conrow explains with the text from 1 Samuel 11:1-15.
Today is Palm Sunday. As one of our Elders observed: “There were a lot of folks dressed and on their way to church this morning, and that encourages me.” And we were thankful for each one out this afternoon to worship; to hear God’s Word preached, and to fellowship and be encouraged by God’s people.
When Jesus came to Jerusalem that Palm Sunday, the crowd was there when he arrived, but seems it had totally dissipated by the time Jesus left Jerusalem for Bethany early evening. What happened? He as just hailed as the coming king a few hours earlier?
How about that National NCAA championship football game?! Exciting? Make you want to celebrate? (If you were on the right side…?). Well, Pastor Alan spoke to us about our ability as Christ followers to always have something to celebrate.
Ever feel like you have “bottomed out”? Jesus came to rescue, to restore, to save…
In this season of “Thanksgiving” did you ever ask what God might be thankful for? Well, Pastor Alan does in his Sunday sermon.
God is on a mission. He has a mission. We wants his people to be part of that mission. Ah, but his people “fail to quality” as valid participants… What to do? Pastor Alan’s sermon identifies just how God accomplishes his mission and includes his people in it.