If we think about the history of our world, we often find that it is people whose ideas considered crazy were the people who changed the world. It was crazy to think that you could reach China by sailing west from Europe, but Columbus felt it was possible. Although he did not make it, his discovery of North and South America changed the world. It was crazy to believe that people would want a computer in their homes but Bill Gates and Steve Jobs invented computers for the use of the average person and the world has not been the same sense.
The Bible is full of stories of people who did things most people would consider crazy and yet their actions were rewarded by God. On Sunday morning, Pastor John is looking at some of these people and how we can apply their stories to our lives today. We invite you to join with us as we are challenged to be crazy for God.
On Sunday, May 13, we will be honoring Mothers. This is always a special day in our church and we invite you to be a part of it. There is an old saying, "The chances are if your mother did not have children, you won't have any either." Regardless of how good or bad your mother was, she gave birth to you. The Bible does not just tell stories of good mothers, it also tells stories of mothers who were not so good. Yet the Bible tells us that we are to honor our mothers. It makes no exceptions. We believe in honoring those who birthed us or those who raised us because without we would not be here. Join with us on Mothers Day.
One of the best known passages in the Bible is the 23rd Psalm. It is likely that everyone has heard this psalm at least once. This psalm is just one of the 150 psalms in the Bible. The Psalms cover all of our human emotions. As we read them, we can relate to them because they convey in poetic terms many of our feelings. Some praise and honor God for who He is and what He has done. Some express doubts about the goodness and care of God. Some are full of angry at people and the things they do. In other words, they were written by people like us. For the Jewish people, the book of Psalms was a prayer book and a song book.
Our Wednesday evening Bible study is looking at some of the Psalms that speak to our live today. We have found that the issues the Psalmist faced hundreds of years ago are the same issues we face in our everyday lives. Recently, we studied about the tears the Psalmist shed because of a difficult situation. That same week a couple in our Bible study had lost their new puppy and they could not believe how God used the psalm we were studying to encourage them. We invite you to join with us on Wednesday evening at 7:00. Who knows, God may speak to you in the same way.