It was great to see Cody Belew back with us Sunday. Cody was in from Texas Tech to visit with his family.
Former Dublin Mayor, Red Seigars, is enjoying his 80th
birthday. Send Red a card or give him a call.
Prayers were requested for Cody, Ronnie, and Melani Belew. Melani will have knee surgery in the near future, for the present she is on crutches.
Nancy Wooldridge announced that she will have surgery on her shoulder and she hopes it is as successful as the other shoulder was. Nancy asked for our prayers and she will certainly get them.
There was much praise to God for the recent rains our area has been blessed
Lisa Leatherwood said she felt a little guilty when she prayed that the Lord “hold up” the rain for Lee and Morgan’s outdoor wedding. But her prayers were answered and as soon as the photos were over and everyone was in the building to eat, a downpour followed. Lisa praised God for His love and mercy.
Our friend, Wanda Patterson, is back in town! Wanda is living at Three Oaks Assisted Living so get by there and say hello.
Pastor Ken and Judy Lunsford attended the Harvest Festival at Bluff Dale United Methodist Church last Sunday afternoon. They visited with Rev. Lariane Waughtal, the Pastor at Bluff Dale and saw many other friends.
Bluff Dale Methodists had a barbeque brisket supper with all the trimmings. They also had silent auction items galore. Judy came home with a scrapbook and a set of sheets.
Judy Lunsford served as Worship Leader this past Sunday.
“Will Jesus Find Faith on Earth When He Returns?”That was the title of Rev. Ken Lunsford’s sermon. It was taken from Luke 18: 1-8.
Jesus offers a parable found only in the book of Luke. It appears to be straightforward story about a widow seeking justice. Jesus begins the parable with, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people. In that city there was a widow who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Grant me justice against my opponent.’ For a while he refused; but later he said to himself, ‘I will grant her justice, so that she may not wear me out by continually coming.’”
Jesus was comparing a Merciful God and a Just God who grants mercy upon all who call upon Him in a spirit of trust and truth, with an unjust human judge whose justice selfish and mood- driven. It is not the persistent pestering of the widow that makes her the hero in this story, but her faithfulness despite being continually rejected.
Jesus finishes His story by asking “And yet when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?” Will you be found living among those of faith this week? Will you be among God’s people when Jesus returns?
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