Community Table was great, more people than ever came to eat with us. Stormy Armstrong and David Cleveland were in the kitchen, Pat and Lee Leatherwood were outside grilling hamburgers assisted by several members and non-members. The grill was borrowed from Willard Mann. Apparently it takes a village to throw a hamburger party in Dublin.
Barbara Stevens joined us for Community Table. A good friend brought her in from her country home so she could show us how well her new knee is working.
August 12 is the Ladies Bible Study at 10:00 A.M. All area ladies are encouraged to join us for hymn singing, prayer, and study. Then we will all go to lunch together.
August 14 and 15 the First United Methodist Church in Stephenville will have a Garage Sale to benefit Tarleton Wesley. The Wesley group ministers to students attending Tarleton University.
On August 19 there is an Administrative Council Meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the Clay Annex.
The “Rummage Queens” have set a sale for Saturday, September 5 from 7:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m.
Lisa Leatherwood was our Worship Leader and she read from Ephesians 4:1-16.
Rev. Ken Lunsford preached on being measured by the fullness of Christ.
God has demonstrated the path to eternal life throughout the time period that theologians call salvation history. God’s formula and path require close attention on our part. If we follow the plan, we find our goal, but if we take another route the result is much less desirable.
God started His plan with Abraham. There weren’t a lot of rules, just for Abraham and his people to place their faith in God and follow his commands. Generations later when Moses was leading the Israelites from Egypt the agreement was formalized and made clearer. The people had the Ten Commandments. Over the years prophets were sent before, during, and after Babylonian exile to point out the errors of their ways. Still they failed to heed the warning of God.
The path to eternal life was made more clear and specific with the ministry of Jesus. Christ spoke about reconciliation, loving God and your neighbor. He also spoke of the need for personal conversion and daily renewal. Jesus says “Whoever wants to be first must be the last of all and servant of all.” It is not just the “right belief” but how we treat people. Follow St. Paul’s lead and follow the right path, find the gift waiting for the faithful. Paul says “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the human heart conceived, what God has prepared for those who love Him.”