Posts from July 2020

Posts from July 2020

July 29 Midweek Update

Dear Faith Community Church Family, On Sunday, I compared these last several months to being on a boat in unsettled waters, where each month (even each day) can feel like another huge, wearying wave coming at us. During this time, each one of us, to one degree or another, has battled the waves of hardship, loneliness, anxiety, and loss. We naturally ask, “When will it…

Midweek Update: July 22

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Is there anything in this life that can provide greater comfort than knowing that we are children of God? More than ten times in his letters, the Apostle John calls his readers “children.” Yes, John refers to them in this way in order to express his concern and care for these believers, but on an even deeper level, he calls them “children”…

Midweek Update: July 15

Dear Brothers and Sisters, In 1 John 2, the Apostle teaches that Christians have been “anointed by the Holy One” (1 John 2:20). In fact, in our passage for this Sunday, 1 John 2:18-27, he mentions our “anointing” three times. Clearly John wants his readers to take to heart this important truth. John’s words become especially urgent when we realize that he is instructing…

Midweek Update: July 8

Dear Brothers and Sisters, When you hear the word “Sabbath,” what comes to mind? Do you think of keeping the Sabbath as a duty, a day when you must rest simply because God has required it in the Ten Commandments? Or maybe the word makes you feel anxious because it’s a day when you want to rest, but you also feel the weight of all those things you have to do in the week…

Midweek Update: July 1

Dear Brothers and Sisters, We live in a culture of constant consumerism. When we are flooded with social media and advertising, we can easily begin to see ourselves and others as commodities instead of precious images of God. But this is not the way of Christ. We are told by the Apostle John, “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the…

Oct 21 Midweek Update: Adjustments to Sunday Morning Worship Schedule Three services at 8:30, 9:45, and 11 am