Where is compassion? Our hearts are broken this week for our country and our brothers. The sights and sounds from Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas are wrenching and tragic. But, we’ve also seen how quickly many social and political groups have used human tragedy for their particular platforms; both sides seeming to know all the facts and motives behind each incident. The human devastation of this week should drive us toward the words of God rather than the words of social activists and political pundits. May God give us hearts of compassion to grieve for these lives lost rather than taking an opportunity to win points for our particular “team.”
Where is hope? We live in a fallen, broken world. It has been filled with violence (Gen. 6:11) and will continue to be (Matt. 24:37) until the perfect Judge, Jesus Christ, returns to rule in true justice. This is not the powerless, fleeting hope of social action and political maneuvering. It is the hope found in our Almighty God. May we equally rejoice in the mercy and grace he extends to those who will repent and believe, knowing that without this mercy and grace we would all perish under such pure justice.
How should we respond? We know that the expectation of violence does not and should not blunt the sharp blade of pain when it occurs. Lives have been taken. Families are grieving. Injustice seems rampant. How do we offer hurting people more than just the theological reason for the presence of violence? Let us take note with compassion when it happens. Let us feel. Let us grieve. Let us pray. And, above all, let us long after a better hope (Rom. 5:1-5).
Let us have the dignity to put human life before socio-political activism. Let us have the sobriety to understand we live in a broken world. Let us have the heart to walk compassionately with one another amidst tragedies. And let us have the faith to trust beyond frail humanity and put our hope in the hands of our Almighty God.
There is still time to sign up for the Men's Whitewater Rafting trip. For details and registration click here.
Get a head start on our new sermon series, "Cross Training: Lesson from the Shepherd-Lamb." Read through John 13:1-11 and prepare to hear the lesson of Jesus on selfless love.
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Auditorium Renovation Presentations: Click here to see the previous presentation given by Mark Miller back in September. Click here to see the presentation given this past Sunday evening by Chris Barney, Drew Conley, and Mark Miller. Click here to take the auditorium renovation survey.
Soccer: To register or get more information about our co-ed soccer league, click here.
Rafting: To register for our men's rafting trip, click here.
Not Just 4 Kids: Click here to view the new page on our website dedicated to the Not Just 4 Kids talks that Pastor Conley gives on Sunday evenings during the summer.
Sermon Preparation: Please take time to read and think through Isaiah 12:1-6 as you prepare to hear God's Word preached this coming Sunday morning.
Bulletin: Find all other information you may need by looking through this week's bulletin.
This is the auditorium renovation presentation given on June 26, 2016.
We have an exciting opportunity to hear an update on the auditorium renovation project this Sunday. In preparation for this presentation, you might find it helpful to watch the previous presentation given by Mark Miller back in September.
Come play soccer with us! For information and registration, click here.
Take some time to read and meditate on the theme of the coming King from Isaiah 11:10-16. Also consider Peter's teaching on fiery trials from 1 Peter 4:12-19.
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In preparation for our renovation update meeting this Sunday, you might find it helpful to watch Mark Miller's previous presentation back in September.
Can you help make our July 3rd dinner on the grounds a success? If you can serve on the set-up or clean-up team, contact Julie MacMillan.
There is still time to sign up for the men's rafting trip by clicking here.
Pastor Conley will be preaching in both the morning and evening services. In the morning, Pastor Conley will be continuing our Isaiah series. Read and meditate on the "Rising King of Paradise" found in Isaiah 11:1-9. In the evening service, we will look at the "Urgency of Godly Living" from I Peter 4:7-11.
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Listen as Pastor Drew Conley encourages us to prepare to suffer well. We do this by remembering that this life is not all there is and that "the little bit of suffering now is not even worthy to be compared with the awesomeness that's coming."
Pastor Tim Chevalier explains why Jesus' exaltation should encourage us when we are experiencing difficult circumstances.
Able to help with electrical/network wiring installation on June 18th? Contact Josh Hansen.
Embark on an adventure with our men for whitewater rafting down the Nantahala. Click here.
Join us on the pitch for Adult Summer Soccer. Click here for more details.
Prepare you heart to find courage in our almighty God. Read Isaiah 10:20-34 in preparation for Pastor Allston's morning message. You can continue finding courage in our great God by reading 1 Peter 4:1-6 in anticipation of Pastor Conley's evening message.
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