Greetings my friends. It is Sunday March 27TH 2022, and this is the day that our LORD has made. Let us rejoice. Let us be glad in it. Let us celebrate this great new day of believing, following, trusting, loving, and being more like our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.
I’m getting ready for a fun day with my church family. Following service we’ll be celebrating the 50TH wedding anniversary of our Pastor and his wife in our fellowship hall with pizza, garlic bread, soda, and cake. And – there will be balloons and banners too !
I’m not preaching today, but I am preparing for my next sermon in a few weeks. I’m actually working on 3 sermons simultaneously. My next sermon will probably be “Ways & Memes 3”. It’s the 3RD edition of my recurring message series that’s illustrated entirely by memes found on Facebook.
One of the main reasons why I never deleted my Facebook account when I stopped posting over 4 years ago is that I still check it out for a few minutes on most days to look for memes I can utilize for #SundayScripture on here, and for my “Ways & Memes” messages.
Normally I stand behind the pulpit on our stage and preach from there. “Ways & Memes” allows me to get from behind the pulpit and off the stage and onto the floor where I can walk around our sanctuary with clicker in hand and just speak at what’s on my mind right then and there based on the meme that’s on the big screens (TV monitors).
That’s similar to the meme that I featured last #SundayScripture. Ain’t nobody perfect in our church. I know a lot of Christians (even those who identify as “born again”) avoid church because of all of the imperfect hypocrites found inside church buildings. Incidentally if you’re still searching for a church, and you finally find that elusive perfect church – then don’t go there and ruin it for them.
I am part of a church family that is flawed. Each one of us in flawed in our own unique ways. God put us together intentionally – a small group of flawed imperfect creations in His image – and we gather on Sunday mornings to celebrate Him, to get closer to Him, and to be more like Him – who is perfect in every way.
We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes – no matter who we are. For everyone has sinned. We all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God – with undeserved kindness – declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when He freed us from the penalty for our sins. (Romans 3:22-24 NLT)
If you wish to learn more about the God I know then stay tuned to #SundayScripture. The best is yet to come !
Thank you for reading my blog for this day, and may:
The LORD bless you, and keep you.
The LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you.
The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.
In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. AMEN.
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