I don't know if you attend worship services when you are away from GCC, but Sheila and I always make the effort to participate in worship, wherever we are. Last weekend we were in Orlando attending our son's wedding.
The wedding was wonderful and we were pretty tired from the week's activities, but we were very excited about going to worship at Summit Church the next morning. Summit is one of the great churches in America today, and it is led by one of America's great preachers.
Isaac Hunter is the founding pastor, and leader of Summit Church. Since Isaac is my nephew, he joined in some of the "pre-wedding" activities. His brother Josh (another nephew) took this picture of Isaac during our extended-family's miniature golf game. I like the picture a lot.
I could quote much of Isaac's sermon, but I'll post only one sound-byte from my morning at Summit. Isaac said,
"No single moment can do the work of consistent obedience."
Well said Isaac. Well said.
We must be steadfast and consistent, taking our nextsteps toward Christ...together! GCC's mid-week focus on bible study, communion and worship helps us do the work of consistent obedience. I hope to see you at 1st Wednesday this week.
Colossians 1:20-23a - It was through what his Son did that God cleared a path for everything to come to him—all things in heaven and on earth—for Christ’s death on the cross has made peace with God for all by his blood. This includes you who were once so far away from God. You were his enemies and hated him and were separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions, yet now he has brought you back as his friends. He has done this through the death on the cross of his own human body, and now as a result Christ has brought you into the very presence of God, and you are standing there before him with nothing left against you—nothing left that he could even chide you for; the only condition is that you fully believe the Truth, standing in it steadfast and firm, strong in the Lord, convinced of the Good News that Jesus died for you, and never shifting from trusting him to save you.