On this Sunday we praised, worshiped, and celebrated our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. After the first song of worship I greeted my church family, and I led a prayer for all of our kids, parents, teachers, administrators, school bus drivers, and all of us affected by the new school season which begins locally tomorrow morning. I prayed for our God to continue to bless all of us in His powerful name for safety and security in and around our schools, and to and from our schools.
Our Lead Pastor continued his message series on the “Road To Heaven” with a lively sermon that looked like a lot of fun for him to preach. I love watching him preach. I’m an Associate Pastor, so I’m observing and learning from him every step of the way. When I preach it is Chris Day proclaiming and teaching God’s Word to anyone who’s listening. My style is a conglomerate of every Pastor I’ve had the privilege of personally serving with, observing in action, and watching on TV over the past 12½ years.
One of my favorite verses of Scripture was part of our Pastor’s sermon today:
But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are a royal priesthood – a holy nation – God’s very own possession. As a result – you can show others the goodness of God, for He called you out of the darkness into His wonderful light. (1 Peter 2:9)
This week marks 13 years of salvation for me. God rescued and saved me on this upcoming week of August of 2006 while I was driving to work in the twilight of the morning. The first miracle occurred on that otherwise mundane morning, and then a few weeks went by before I realized what God was up to. The miracles have been endless ever since.
For (I) have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. (My) new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal living Word of God. (1 Peter 1:23)
Thank You my friends for reading my blog, and for being part of my global church family. I’ll leave you with the same message that I gave to my brothers and sisters today to close out our church service. I’m not a fan of “going to” church or “leaving from” church. I believe in “being” the church and “bringing” the church in everything we do and everywhere we go, so let’s be God’s wonderful light out there (outside) wherever there’s darkness.
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