Greetings my friends. It is Sunday January 08TH 2023, 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. Let us love our neighbor as ourself.
I preached a full sermon to my church family last Sunday – New Year’s Day. That was a surprise. I found out on the prior Thursday afternoon after I got home from work that I was being asked to preach on that Sunday. I accepted, and I immediately went to work with a brand-new sermon.
(Another already-completed sermon all about Paul’s disciple Titus was supposed to be my next sermon to preach, but I opted to save that one for a later date.)
So I wrote a sermon that’s based on the Matthew West song of late-2019 / early-2020 – “The God Who Stays”. Starting next #SundayScripture I’ll present that sermon in its original written form.
Also last Sunday after my sermon and Communion I formally announced to my church family that I was leaving later in the year. My plans starting next month (by mid-February) are to be here in my current hometown for only 3½ days each week – from Sunday mornings to Wednesday afternoons. My commute to join my church family each Sunday morning will soon be 183 miles instead of 3 miles.
I have not yet found a new church family that I can call home on Sunday mornings in Sebring, but I am looking online. Eventually I’ll start to visit physically some of the churches that I’m visiting virtually. That means missing an occasional Sunday morning service with my current church family.
2023 is a year of radical change for me, and this blog continues on to document the adventures of my fantastic journey.
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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