The Path Forward
There are several important announcements in the E-Gram today, so I would encourage you to make sure you read them all. Make sure you see the delayed annual meeting will be held June 6. Also, given the CDC’s announcement this past week, the board is issue new guidance for our Sunday morning worship services.
Two weeks ago on Sunday morning we saw in our series on Joshua the importance of obeying what God has commanded us—not turning to the right or to the left. Yesterday, we saw the importance of knowing what God has commanded. We look to our guide, and especially we spend time understanding and knowing what he has revealed to us in his word. We are formed and transformed by the power of God’s Word. Next week, we will see the importance of continuing to seek God’s will through prayer and seeking his guidance. The sermon will be taken from Joshua 9 and the title is, “Asking for Directions”. You can expect jokes about being unwilling to ask for directions and also about how we tend to give directions. Do you have passages of Scripture that just seem to keep coming to your attention at certain times? I do, and I know I’ve shared this several times over the past year or so, but it’s relevant to this idea of seeking direction from God: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight,” (Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV). That’s my prayer: that God will make our paths straight as a congregation. Let’s continue to move forward together.
Scriptures for this week: Joshua 9—What would you say is the main point of this story? 2 Corinthians 11:1-15—How can we keep from being deceived by false teaching?
Isaiah 59—How does truth and falsehood affect the relationship of God’s people to God?
Mark 12:13-27—How does Jesus share truth in this passage?