Life is Like a Folding Chair
In one of those famous comic strips, Lucy tells Charlie Brown: “Life is like a folding chair.” She explains, “Some people place it so they can look behind them at where all they’ve been and what all they’ve done while others face their chair ahead so that they can see where they’re headed.” Charlie Brown looks at Lucy and simply says, “I can’t get mine unfolded.”
All ladies are invited to attend our eighth annual Ladies' Day program and luncheon. Hannah Giselbach of the Cedar Springs Church of Christ will be speaking to us on the theme of "Following God's Plan . . . Not Our Own." Registration begins at 8:30 AM, and the program will start at 9 AM.
Encourage One Another
This Sunday I will conclude a six part sermon series on encouragement. Encouragement is the process of inspiring others to live with greater hope, confidence, and determination. We’ve looked at Hebrews 3:12-14 and learned that to maintain a church climate of encouragement we need to stay focused (vs. 12), stay in fellowship (vs. 13), and stay fresh (vs.14). We live by encouragement, and we die without it slowly, sadly, angrily.
We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We pray the Lord will richly bless you this holiday season. Let each of us remember to give thanks to our glorious God for the abundant ways he shows us grace.
"Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the LORD, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the LORD is good;
his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations."
Who is God?
In the book Philosophy of Religion, John Hicks offers this definition of God: “The infinite eternal, uncreated personal reality who has created all that exists other than himself, and who has revealed himself to his human creatures as holy and living.” In the Westminster Shorter Catechism question #4 “What is God?” this answer is given: “God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth.”