I messed up the order a few days ago. This is a text I missed on Oct. 25.
October 28, 2017
Read: John 3:22-36
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Scripture- John 3:34- For he is sent by God. He speaks God’s words, for God gives him the Spirit without limit.
Observations- John the Baptist continued to testify that he wasn't the Messiah; rather he had the privilege of paving the way for the One who was to come, Jesus. So in Jesus we have the Son of God, who has the authority to speak on God's behalf and as God Himself in the flesh. The Father loves Him and the Spirit is perfectly at work in and through the Son on our behalf.
Application- Jesus matters. Who Jesus is really matters. It's vital for each one of us to discover a clearer understanding of who Jesus truly is- in all of His fullness. Paul affirmed in Colossians 1:15, "Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation." When we know and trust who Jesus really is, we are freer to respond with joyful obedience and love.
Prayer- (by Frederick Hawkes) Give me a restful mind, One that in calm repose Safe in your love though tempests rage, Peace and refreshment knows. Give me a trustful mind When doubts and fears assail; Help me confide in you, assured Your grace can never fail. Give me an earnest mind, Set all my zeal aflame, So that with willing service here I may extol your name. Give me a steadfast mind, Firm as a rock, and sure; Unswerving, loyal, I would stand And to the end endure. Give me a thankful mind, So that in full accord, Mind, heart, and voice shall ever sing Glad praise to Christ, my Lord. Amen.
God is with you today,
P. S. - This Sunday, October 29, 2017, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM please join us at our Annual Fall Festival. This is a great event for all ages with trunks filled with candy plus free hot dogs, inflatables and family fun! Kids should wear their non-scary costume and bring a bag for Trunk-or-Treat! Follow along the maze of decorated trunks for a safe alternative to Trick-or-Treating. For more information or to register to decorate a trunk contact Shelly Wilson, .