This week we’ll begin our new sermon series called “Messy Grace” that is based on the book by the same name.
If you’d like to see a snippet of the author Caleb Kaltenbach describe it, here’s a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XJ-WKMjLps
In his message of how the church can wrestle with one of the issues of our 21st Century culture – homosexuality – we get to see how far-reaching God’s grace and holiness is.
Yesterday I was enjoying my morning devotion time – just me and God – awesome. Reading Ephesians, Paul the guy who wrote it, said: “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus” (1:1). I jotted this thought down: What would we “fill-in-the-blank” if we were to make it ours: “… to the saints who are in (your town), and are ______________ in Christ Jesus” ?
It’s easy many times, to read this in the Bible and see it only referring to some abstract group of people somewhere else in a place we’ve only heard of in the Bible. But we absolutely have to understand and remember that God gave us His Word to tell each of us His love and grace for us of course, but then the next part of it is to “see us” in those words also. So, how would you fill that blank above? “believers”? “compassionate towards others”? “strugglers”? Please take some time to pray over this little challenge and if you’d like, email me back and share our thoughts.
Don’t forget the Super Bowl get-together at our house on Sunday. Let’s gather here around 5:00-ish for lots of fun and watching the Falcons destroy the Patriots!
His peace upon you all,
FISHERS COMMUNITY CHURCH
Pastor Joseph Doenges
WORSHIP SUNDAY 10:00 AM
301 N. 6th Street
St. Clair, MI 48079
a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization