In the service this next Sunday pastor Chuck will bring a message entitled...
based on Luke 5:17-26. Friends are truly a gift from God. Friends that can be a part of your life for the long term, who care for you and you for them. It would be hard to live this life without some good friends. Jesus said that the second greatest commandment was for us to love our friends as we love ourselves. But the question in our society today is this: Can we love our self so much that we then begin to neglect the love of our friends? This is a tragic thought to think that we can get so wrapped up in the pleasuring of the self that we would neglect our friends or even close associates.
In the passage for this next Sunday we will read the story of 4 men who loved a friend so much that they allowed their lives to be inconvenienced for his sake. He was paralyzed and confined to a mat and was without hope. But the men believed that Jesus could make the difference so they brought the man with no hope to the Author of all Hope, and not only was he healed physically, but through this miracle all the people there gave praise to God and were amazed at what God was doing through Jesus.
In our lives today we are surronded by so many people without hope. The search for anything and everything that they think might give them hope. Many of these people are our friends and perhaps even in our families. They will find no hope in the things of this world, and like the 4 men in the passage, we must bring those without hope to the Author of all Hope that they too might know the love, mercy, and forgivenss of God by faith in Jesus Christ.
Come and learn with us how we too can bring our friends, the people we love, and help them to find the only Hope that will satisfy the needs of their hearts by faith in Jesus Christ.
Bible Study at 9:15 AM for all ages
AM Worship Service at 10:30 AM