Friday, October 3, 2008

Sunday scripture and baptism

Last week due to the minor flood in the office I didn't get to post the scripture for Sunday's message. I know of at least one person who likes to read ahead, so I made sure to find time to get this stuff on here. There are three passages all from the book of John for this week's message. They are: John 2:13-16, John 18:19-24, and John 19:1-11.

This week has been one of the more stressful ones I have experienced as pastor of Freedom. A friend reminded me yesterday not to carry all of the burden of leading the church myself. Nothing has happened this week that has taken God by surprise or is too big for Him to handle, but my friend is right. I am asking you to pray for me to have wisdom and discernment. That will be the best way for me to relieve the largest part of the burden.

Although this week has been a challenge, nothing can dampen my excitement about Sunday. Not only do we get to worship together that morning, but we will be baptizing four people on Sunday evening. Be sure you are at SSI at 6:30 to experience the most important thing we do as a church!
See you then.

1 comment:

Jerry Chapman said...

Praying for you, my friend. Being a pastor whoe does NOT carry the load is one of our greatest challenges. It's cliche but "Let go and let God." He is able. You are not. And that's the way it's supposed to be.