Songs: "The Battle Belongs to the Lord", "Mighty to Save"
Reading: Isaiah 40:21-31
Special Music: "Here is Love"
Offering Hymnal #572: “Praise God!”
Hymn #344: "Be Thou My Vision" (Howard)
Prayers of God’s Children / The Lord's Prayer
Scripture Reading: Ephesians 2:1-10
Hymnal #257: "Just As I Am" (Howard)
End of service
We then went to Thunder Lake where Pastor Stanley baptized Hedy, Kaylee, Sierah, and Cameron. It was a fantastic day, blessed by God. Congratulations to them all. These pictures are from our Fall 2014 baptisms (Jeannette's a few Sundays back and today's).
Government leaders, businesses, families, even churches get trapped into thinking money can meet all their needs. We throw money at our problems. But just as the thrill of wine is only temporary, the soothing effect of the last purchase soon wears off, and we have to buy more. Scripture recognizes that money is necessary for survival, but it warns against the love of money. Money is dangerous because it deceives us into thinking that wealth is the easiest way to get every thing we want. The love of money is sinful because we trust money rather then God to solve our problems. Those who pursue its empty promises will one day discover that they have nothing because they are spiritually bankrupt.