A Peace that Transcends • Rev. Erik Rasmussen

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Philippians 2:4-13 NIV

We’re at an interesting point over the reality of peace in our lives. Anxiety, depression and even suicide are increasing exponentially in our culture. The use of prescription medication to address these issues is at an all time high. The peace of God which transcends understanding often eludes us. Today we’ll talk through living into the promise and pathway of peace under the care and provision of God. May the grace and peace of God be yours today.

This Sunday's Set List:

"1,000 Tongues" by Vertical Worship

"Good, Good Father" by Chris Tomlin

"What a Beautiful Name" by Hillsong Worship

While I Wait" by Lincoln Brewster

*All songs subject to change based on the movement of the Holy Spirit.

Combating Evil Instead of Trying to Explain It

February 8, 2019James 5:10-12

10 Brothers and sisters, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.

12 Above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear—not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. All you need to say is a simple “Yes” or “No.” Otherwise you will be condemned.

CONSIDER THIS

On the one hand, James comes off like a prize fighter. He’s mastered the art of jab, jab jab and then the right hook you never saw coming. On the other hand, he can work with the deftness of a skilled trial lawyer. For instance, as he continues his exhortation about not taking revenge and waiting on the Lord’s judgment he calls the proverbial surprise witness: Job. And Job turns out to be not only a surprise but a star witness.

It’s like he’s saying to the little band of weary Christians in Jerusalem, “So you think you’ve got it bad? You think you are dealing with some pretty big injustices . . . ? Your honor, the prosecution would like to call Job to the witness stand.” He could have called Jeremiah or Ezekiel or Isaiah or any number of prophets who took their share of undeserved scorn and persecution. Not James....

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Joys & Concerns

HOSPITALIZED:

Max Edwards

Pat King

Dr. Eddie Dean


DISCHARGED:

Bill Grammer

Carolyn Hudson

Larry Hudson

Janet Nolan

CONGRATULATIONS to Grace & Colby Chandler on the birth of their daughter, Georgia Grace Chandler on January 29, 2019, Maternal grandparents are Helen & Dr. Rusty Palmer.

SYMPATHY is extended Cheryl Duncan & family in the death of her mother, Winnie Eaton.

*Please let the church office know if you, one of your family members or church friends enters the hospital so they can be offered pastoral presence and the love and concern of the congregation.*

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