Posts from March 2023

Posts from March 2023

March 29 Midweek Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters, In Romans 8 the Apostle Paul writes, “[T]he Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words” (v. 26). After the horrific and depraved shooting incident on Monday at Covenant School in Nashville, a ministry of Covenant Church PCA, I…

March 22 Midweek Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters, This Sunday, we have the privilege of welcoming Ted Powers back to the Faith Community Church pulpit. Ted is the director of the Midwest Alliance, a movement dedicated to planting churches throughout the Midwest. He is also the director of Chicago Friends of Haiti, which connects our denomination and local churches to God’s work in Haiti.…

March 15 Midweek Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters, How important is prayer really for the Christian life and the life of the church? In his book A Praying Church, Paul Miller says this: “[P]rayer is not one more activity of the church–it lies at the heart of all the church’s ministry . . .. Prayer is not an option; it’s the engine.” Oftentimes we treat prayer as something supplementary to the…

March 8 Midweek Update

Dear Faith Community Church Family, In Hebrews 4:9-10, we are given a beautiful summary of the gospel message: “So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his.” The gospel message calls us to stop trying to impress God with our “good works”, and to rest instead in the…

March 1 Midweek Update

Dear Faith Community Church Family, God never intended the Christian life to be lived alone. When we believe in the gospel, God makes us members of his redeemed family. It is easy to seal ourselves off from God’s people, but this leaves us spiritually exposed, vulnerable to sin and the attacks of the devil. Instead of trying to make it on our own, we are to “exhort one…