FROM THE PASTOR ..

God’s Amazing Family

When Tammy Harris of Roanoke, Virginia, turned 21,she began searching for her biological mother. At the same time her mother Joyce was searching for her. Paul Greene writes, “One day Joyce overheard Tammy talking with another co-worker about trying to find her mother. Soon they were comparing birth certificates.”

Tammy and Joyce had been working together at a convenience store, never realizing they were mother and daughter. It was an amazing family reunion!

We spend time with people in worship, fellowship and elsewhere, at times forgetting that we are related. We are brothers and sisters in Christ with one Father. It helps to remember when we pray “Our Father,” that the people who are praying with us are family. It’s why we say, “Our.” Our amazing family is a gift from God.

We’re to be amazed with the individuals with whom we share God’s service. The people in God’s family are redeemed by God, a new creation. We’re surrounded by immortality. C.S. Lewis once said, “There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal.”

God’s Word tells us, “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” (II Peter 2:9) It reminds us that people dwell in darkness. There are still people we can bring into God’s amazing family.

Let’s work together as a family to help grow God’s amazing family!

~ Pastor Ken

September 3
Growing Together
Acts 2:42-47

September 10
A Family In Mission
Acts 10:34-48

September 17
Filled With Joy
Acts 16:25-34

September 24
Learning to Serve God
Acts 18:24-28

Recorded Messages

09/10/17     A Family in Mission

09/03/17     Growing Together

08/27/17     Power in God’s Promises

08/13/17     Guidance From God

08/06/17     Life to the World

07/30/17     God Meets Our Needs

07/23/17     God Works for the Good

07/09/17    God’s Glory Never Ends

07/09/17     Doing Good For God

06/25/17     Strength From God

06/18/17     Our Father’s Promise

06/04/17    Promise of Eternal Life

05/21/17     Honoring Parents

05/07/17     Noble Women

05/07/17     Marriage Matters

04/30/17     Changed by God’s Mission

04/23/17     Changed by God’s Word

04/16/17     Changed by God’s Power

04/02/17     Changed by a Relationship

03/26/17     Asking for Help

03/19/17     Choosing to Thank God

03/12/17     Choosing to Come Home

02/29/17     Choosing to Help

02/19/17     Finding Help Together

01/29/17      The Road To Change

01/08/17     The Place to Be

12/11/16       Room For Jesus

12/04/16     Mary Finds Favor – Pastor Chris

11/27/16     God Works Miracles in Our Lives

11/20/16     God Blesses Others Through Us

11/13/16     God Multiplies Our Gifts

11/06/16     God Changes Things

10/30/16     The Expectation of God’s Love

10/23/16     The Nature of God’s Love

10/16/16     The Commitment of God’s Love

10/09/16     The Scope of God’s Love

09/25/16     The Position of Service

09/18/16     God’s Grace Gifts – Pastor Chris

08/28/16     God Helps Us Overcome Temptation

08/21/16     God Helps Us Overcome Isolation

08/14/16     God Helps Us Overcome Suffering

08/07/16    God Helps Us Overcome Sin

07/10/16     Leader of the Team

06/26/16    Jesus’ Brothers and Sisters

06/19/16     Parents and Children

06/05/16    How Loved We Are

05/22/16    Prayer and Devotion

05/15/16    A Prayer of Salvation

05/08/16   Praying for Family

05/01/16   Prayer in the Hour of Need

04/24/16  Waiting on God

04/17/16  Caring

04/10/16  Listening

03/13/16  Easter – Finding Jesus

03/20/16  Worship Together

03/13/16  Jesus’ Compassion

03/06/16  God’s Grace

02/28/16  Who Jesus Is

02/23/16  A Solid Church

02/14/16  Working Together

02/07/16  Freely

01/31/16  Only Trust Him

01/24/16  The Strength You Have

01/10/16  In God We Trust

01/03/16 Called