Pastor Franseen spoke this morning out of Acts 20:22-25 about living a life of faithfulness and finishing strong to the end with the Apostle Paul as the example
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
This morning Pastor Franseen spoke out of 1 Corinthians 15:1-5. He spoke about the blessing of Christ's victory over death.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4:
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
Pastor Franseen asked the question this morning from John 12:11-27. Are we just waving at Jesus as the people did in Jerusalem all those years ago or are we truly worshiping Him?
"Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord."
This morning our youth pastor, Joe Starr, preached out of Judges 2. He spoke on training our next generation and giving godly wisdom.
And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the Lord, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel.
This evening Pastor Bob Graham spoke this evening on how we can be effective in sharing our faith through witnessing with tracts. Tracts never get tired,never sleep and work 24 hours a day! Be ready to share.
"That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus."
Dr. Jim Shettler spoke this morning out of Habakkuk.(Habakkuk in Hebrew means both to wrestle and to embrace) How do we go from struggling to understand the whys of life, to understanding Who God is and what He wants to do in and with our lives.
"Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:"
"Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation."