AUTHORITY! Do you bristle at the word? a feeling of Constraint? Many people don’t like being told what to do or how to live! Isn’t that a major criticism of Christianity, too many rules! Everyone must come to grips with the idea of authority! It doesn’t work to try and live your life without authority because that always ends in confusion or rebellion/ fleeing like Jonah who ran from the call of God. Run from authority, and the fish will swallow you too…. It may feel good to rebel against authority, but you will crash….I like this classic story told by Max Lucado, the Laws of the Lighthouse (found in In U.S. Navel Institute Proceedings by Frank Koch.)
Lydia is a strong women! Admirable. Open. Hospitable. As we consider the story of Lydia, lessons from her life/character emerge: she listens for God’s voice, she does it with a spirit of Joy, and her goal is to be a servant.
Ray Deck III, Director of Skookum Kids, "Forgiveness" Matt. 18:21-35 ~ begins with update of Skookum Kids
So good to have guest speaker Ray Deck III. May is Mission month at SACC. One of the local missions we support is Skookum Kids, a ministry to Foster Kids in Whatcom County. The message begins with an overview of Skookum Kids, and then Ray speaks on forgiveness from Matt. 18.
Blood, Sweat and Tears sang the song, Spinning Wheel. It starts, “what goes up must come down.” In the world of Jesus Christ, as is often the case, the opposite is the more profound truth, “What comes down must go up…” Jesus came down to earth as a man, he died for our sins, he was resurrected to life, and then he ascended to God the Father ……
The Ascension of Jesus Christ is a key truth to unlocking what it means to be a Christian today/ live and love as a Christian. Jesus Christ is ascended on high. He is not walking on this earth but he is reigning above… He lived, he died, he was resurrected and he ascended to heaven…
Carl Crouse, Pastor
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