The end of the Gospel of Mark is not a favorite passage for Easter services. It raises many questions among believers. So is the case to ignore the resurrection account in Mark air tight? I don't think so. Mark may not have the ending you expected, but there is much for us to consider. Join our Resurrection Sunday service in Mark 16.
What do you do to prepare for your day? Do you prepare for a business meeting you have on your schedule? Take time to check you appearance in the mirror? Pay attention to the TV show you are watching so you can discuss it with your friends around the water cooler? Take time to study for that test that is coming up? We all do things to prepare for the events of our day. So what did you do to prepare for church? Did you read the passage ahead of time? Did you show up on time to worship? Were you spending more time thinking about what you would do after the service than what you were doing in the service? Join us in our heart challenging study in the Book of Malachi as we continue in chapter 1 verses 6 to 14 and examine "The Curse of Careless Worship". May our time cause us to rethink how we enter into worship.
Do you know what pastor does? Is it just preparing sermons? Visiting the sick? Praying for the needs of people? When the church does not understand pastoral ministry, it can be easy to allow the leadership of the church to stray from their calling and obligation to God and to the church. That what Malachi had to correct, because the priests of Israel had been derelict in their duties and careless in their worship. Join us this Sunday morning as we continue in our study of the Book of Malachi in Malachi 2 verses 1 to 9 as we examine failure in the ministry and how the Church can avoid "The Curse of Ministerial Failure".
Join us this Sunday as we introduce our new study in the Book of 1st Thessalonians as we gain insight from a beautiful letter to a beloved church established by the Apostle Paul. Join us as we see how they came to faith and how their faith changed their lives and affected others. This will be a study that will change how saving faith can change your life and your ministry.
Have you ever worried about what someone else thought of you? Especially people you love and care about? The Thessalonians were probably very worried about what Paul thought. The man who brought the gospel to them and then was run out of town by a mob! Paul has special words of encouragement for this young church and our church as well. Join us Sunday as we see Paul's "Encouragement Of Election" in verses 1-5 of 1 Thessalonians chapter 1.