The farmer’s have been busy in the fields over the past few weeks. They are planting the seeds that they’ll only reap the reward from during the harvest season that is months away. It’s the same with us as we plant seeds for God’s Kingdom. Many times it’s not until much later that we can see the results, if we are ever able to truly appreciate the effect our words and action have had. Remember Paul’s words to the Galatian churches:
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers,” (Galatians 6:9-11, NIV).
I hope many of you will make an effort to come to Janni Martin’s presentation of her ministry HUGS this coming Sunday. She has started a ministry to help school-aged children in Guatemala. She will be presenting during the Sunday School hour at 9am this coming Sunday. She will also be giving a shorter presentation during the 10:10am worship service. Also, don’t forget that we’ll be having our potluck fellowship lunch after the service on Sunday, one week earlier than normal!
We’ll be honoring our graduates on May 29th during the Fellowship Time! We hope to see our graduates there.
Scripture readings for next Sunday
Isaiah 11—How do you think this prophecy would have been received by those who first heard it?
1 Samuel 16:1-13—What is significant about the way that David was chosen?
Romans 15:5-13—How does Paul understand the significance of Isaiah 11?
Isaiah 12—What does this add to our understanding of Isaiah 11?