I love going to church. I adore our new pastor and I really like the people in the congregation. In church I feel at peace and when the pastor starts preaching I’m ready to hear what he is led by the spirit to say. Much like the pastor before him, Pastor John teaches while he preaches. And he has a wonderful way of preaching. He’s passionate and you know he truely loves what he does. I’m glad our church “found” him and I’m glad he accepted the position when it was offered.
So I went to church this morning like I always do just about every Sunday. I find if I make time for the Lord, fit Him into my busy schedule, I feel good. I manage to keep people in prayer almost every day during the week. I know God wants to hear from me and I love praying and talking to Him. We had communion today and that is always so special. In my church we don’t have communion every week it’s usually once a month.
This week our Pastor preached from 1Peter. He’s been doing a series on Hope called “Hope has a Name” and it’s been wonderful. I think my favorite one has been when he addressed marriage. That there is hope for lost spouses and that wives are to submit to their husbands. I agree with him. I do submit to my husband. But that doesn’t make me a door mat or that my husband rules over me. It means that I trust him as the one that God gave to me as my husband. I trust his judgement and I submit to him in the same way I submit to the Lord as we are supposed to according to the Bible.
That’s another thing I love about my church; when the pastor preaches he is doing so right out of the Bible. Scripture based preaching. I really enjoy it. There is no room for misinterpretation.
Next week for Easter service, the church is having its service at the St. George Theater. I’m really looking forward to it. Not because of the theater (although that is really nice), but because we celebrate the day our Savior has risen! Risen from the dead after taking on the sins of the world. I can’t think of a better reason for a celebration. Christ is King!