Greetings, everyone! Tomorrow is the Lord's Day, and we will once again assemble in the meeting house, Lord willing, at 10:40 am. Last week was our first week back in the building after two months out, and it was so good to see everyone face to face! We still have the same set-up as last week, but a little more relaxed especially as touching hard surfaces. It has been 7 days since the sanctuary has been occupied, so no need for additional sanitizing on the hard surfaces since that is ample time for the germs to become inert. Service audio will be broadcast to the parking lot and video cast on Facebook Live.
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TODAY take a few moments to read, meditate, and reflect on the following passages that will be read in tomorrow's worship service: Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53; Acts 1:1-11. Also, take a moment to read our Fighter Verses below.
THE LORD’S DAY tomorrow brings with it the opportunity to worship together around God's word. The focal passage for tomorrow's sermon is Acts 1:4-11, the last of our series on "Resurrection Scenes." This sermon will focus on Jesus' promise of the Holy Spirit, His commissioning of the first disciples, His ascension to heaven, and the promise of His bodily and visible return.
THIS WEEK I hope you will join us for opportunities to pray and study God's word virtually this week.
COMING UP soon, the REAL Women's Ministry will be reading Dean Inserra's 2019 book The Unsaved Christian ($9 from Moody Publishers, make check out to FBC). The provocative title highlights the dilemma of dealing with folks in a highly-churched part of the country who think they are Christians but don't give any evidence of repentance, God's work of grace, or understanding of the Gospel. John Power did a brief review of the book over at 9 Marks which I think you will find helpful.
ICYMI: Last Sunday’s Message "Breakfast by the Sea with the Savior" John 21:15-25
FIGHTER VERSES THIS WEEK:
Isaiah 26:3-4, ESV
You keep him in perfect peace
whose mind is stayed on you,
because he trusts in you.
Trust in the Lord forever,
for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.
MAN KNOWS NOT HIS TIME: You have probably heard by this time that one of the foremost apologists for Christianity, Ravi Zacharias, succumbed to cancer this week and went to be with the Savior he loved. Ravi and his ministry, RZIM, had an outsized influence on students and faculty in secular colleges and universities around the world. He was well-known for his gentle, respectful, humorous, and disarming way of engaging with his audiences, often composed of many who disagreed with him. A livestreamed memorial service is planned for Friday, May 29 at 10 a.m. central time. Visit rzim.org for more information.
ON A PERSONAL NOTE, I plan to drive down to Riverton, Kansas, Sunday afternoon and spend a few days helping my brother and sister as we help my aging parents make some critical, life-impacting decisions. Lord willing, I will return sometime on Thursday. Please pray for safe travel and for productive times.
See you in church! (I am so happy to be able to say that!)
Grace and peace,