Within two months of their departure from Egypt the Israelites faced hostile opposition on the journey to the promised land. Through their battle with Amalek God demonstrated that he is the one who gives victory to his people. We too can have confidence that we have victory through Christ over sin, death, and Satan. Just as God led the people of Israel to the promised land so too will he lead us to the new heaven and new earth.
Thirty-nine years ago today, the Supreme Court exacted a judgment that legalized abortion in the United States. On Sanctity of Life Sunday, we examine Proverbs 24 and Isaiah 58 and listen to what God expects of his people when the innocent are taken away to death.
Music is powerful. Music can impact us in a number of ways, effecting our emotions, mood and affect. Each week we gather to sing songs that glorify Christ and help us respond to who He is. This week we discuss Exodus 15 and learn why we sing, what singing accomplishes for the gathered church and how it glorifies God.
We begin 2012 as a church family with a focus on prayer. We look to Paul's prayer for the church in Ephesus as an example to follow and also strive to be strengthened by Christ's indwelling presence through the Spirit. Indeed as Paul states, God is able to do more than we can ever ask or imagine.