Howard Reiter gave the communion meditation, titled Father Knows Best. 2 Samuel 16:5-12, tells us a story of David, and how a relative of Sauls hurled rocks at him and called him a murderer. David did not retaliate, and would not let his men retaliate. He said that if God told the man to curse him, who are they to stop him. Shouldnt we all live like that? Not seeking our own revenge, but waiting on the Lord for his vindication? And as the years go by, we should find ourselves less and less concerned about what others think about us. Live for God!
Pastor Chase Riebel gave the sermon on Can We Be The Good? We should share the hope and love of Jesus with everyone. Our life is like a battle. We either: 1. Look at the battle and do nothing, 2. Choose to go through the battle on our own, even though we dont know how to fight it, 3. Choose those who have never been in battle to help us, or 4. Choose soldiers for help. We must be the soldiers of God and do his good work. (Ref: Romans 3:10-12, Titus 2:11-14 & 3:4-7, Matthew 20:28, Galatians 5:13, 21-23 & 6:9-10, 2 Peter 3:9-10 & 3:14-15, Matthew 9:36-38 & 25:21)
Adult Bible Study is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. A meal and youth group are Wednesday, starting at 5:30. Ladies Book Club is at 6 p.m. Thursday at the parsonage. Movie Night is at 6:30 p.m. Saturday (doors open at 6). Working Wonders meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 9.