Posts from September 2020

Posts from September 2020

Midweek Update: September 30, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters, During times of struggle and difficulty, it can be more tempting to feel overwhelmed by the world than it is to believe that because of Jesus we have actually overcome the world.  “Everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world,” John tells us in 1 John 5:4.  When I read or watch news stories of turmoil, hypocrisy, and/or evil…

September 23 Midweek Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Some of the Davidic psalms express wonder at God’s power and strength while others exude thankfulness for God’s goodness toward King David and toward his people Israel. However, there are other psalms of David, sometimes called “psalms of lament,” where he lays bare his anguished soul before God. Psalm 13 is one of these psalms. It begins, “How…

Midweek Update: September 16

Dear Brothers and Sisters of Faith Community Church, This Sunday, we’ll be exploring the famous passage wherein the Apostle John writes, “God is love” (1 John 4:8). There are few passages of Scripture more often pulled out of context than this! As a congregation seeking to submit to the authority of Scripture, when we say, “God is love,” we…

September 9 Midweek Update

Dear Faith Community Church Family, In 1 John 4:1-6, the Apostle John emphasizes the importance of discerning truth from error in the Christian life. Apart from a firm commitment to the truth, we cannot live obediently and faithfully as God intends. In particular, John is concerned that Christians would be firmly committed to the biblical view of Jesus, to the commands…

Midweek Update: September 2

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Psalm 97:11-12 states, “Light is sown for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart. Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name!”  This past Sunday evening we had the privilege of gathering together to reflect on God’s sovereignty in Psalm 97 and to lift our voices in praise during our outdoor worship service.…