Pastor Scott’s Blog – FAITH 5: Bless

 
Greetings People of God,
 
Here is the “Verse of the Week” for this week…
 
“Be Strong and Courageous.
Do not be frightened,
do not be dismayed,
for the Lord your God is with you
wherever you go”
Joshua 1:9
Do you feel strong and courageous today?
Is it because you have everything under control in your life? What if courage was not because of your sense of control—or your sense of life going as planned? What if courage and strength could be yours when you feel week and vulnerable? Look again at the Verse of the Week. Read it carefully. How does it end?
 
This is God’s word of promise to Joshua. Joshua has a new job the day these words are spoken to him. Joshua has the same job Moses used to have. And Joshua has the same promise that Moses had from God. “I will not leave you or forsake you.” (Joshua 1:5) This is the same promise that God gives to every born again child of God. It comes with saving faith, it comes with your Holy Baptism.
 
When life seems overwhelming and out of control that is when we need this verse and its promise. Take heart dear friend—you are not alone. God is with you. These are great words to hear. Who can you say this to today, this week?
 
I will not be surprised if God brings someone across your path this week who needs these words. How awesome to speak these words of comfort and peace to someone you care about. I know it’s true—I got to speak them to my wife last week—we repeated them together— it was one of those days—we needed to be reminded and strengthened with the promise that God is with us.
 
This weekend our FAITH 5 series focuses on the fifth faith practice—“Bless”. And I’m pretty sure
to bless someone is to remind them that God is with them.
 
Who are you going to bless?
 
See you in worship!!
Pastor Scott
 
PS If you want to join the Faith 5 Experience check out the information and videos at www.faith5.org
 
PSS Back in the Box will be available after worship on Wednesday and Sunday by the Community Room entrance for only $5. This is a great time to start getting ready for the Spiritual Growth Campaign—by reading and praying. Will you also join the prayer team– in praying for God to pour out the Holy Spirit to encourage and transform every member? Thanks
 
 
If you like to download the week 3 copy of the FAITH 5 practice for the home, click HERE

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