We are pleased to welcome Dr. Andrew Arthur as our guest preacher this morning. Dr. Arthur is the founding pastor of the Hallows Church in Fremont, Washington.
In Matthew 18, Jesus shares a beautiful parable that reveals God's character and His great love for us. God is a Redeemer. He seeks and he saves. Jesus is our good shepherd, seeking us who have gone astray.
After demonstrating tremendous humility, Jesus disciples get into an argument about who is the greatest among the disciples. Jesus uses a young boy to teach the disciples that unless the disciples repent of their pride and recognize their complete dependence on God, they will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
This Sunday we will participate in Orphan Sunday. Orphan Sunday is an opportunity to join in with churches all over the world in learning about God's heart for the fatherless. This week we will thank God for the ways he is using our church and study Psalm 68:1-10. God is a Father to the fatherless.