Rick’s Reflections- 3/5/2017


Next Sunday (3-12) we will have a great opportunity for some connecting over lunch. Our fantastic fellowship team is coordinating the pitch in and I hope that many of you will take advantage of the occasion to get to know some of the church family a little better. And we know for sure there will be some great cooks providing their “top shelf” dishes. Our beloved Norman used to say, these “eaten meetins” were his favorite kind of meetings. Looking forward to sharing with you then.

Billy Graham once said, “God undertook the most dramatic rescue operation in cosmic history. He determined to save the human race from self-destruction, and He sent His Son Jesus Christ to salvage and redeem them. The work of man’s redemption was accomplished at the cross.”

Next week we will begin a new series of messages focused on the cross. “Journey to the Cross” will lead us to reflect on the message, the meaning, the motive and the magnitude rescue mission. As we consider together this most central and vital aspect of our faith it is my prayer that the eyes of our hearts will be opened to new or        renewed insights that will spur us on to living the “crucified life” that Christ both modeled and called us to. Make every effort to be here and bring someone with you who needs to hear the good news of Christ’s love and intervention on our behalf. Who knows, maybe Galatians 2:20 won’t sound so strange to us in the days ahead.