Friday, February 03, 2006

this Sunday's class & sermons

Class: Jesus had quite a bit to say about people who have possessions and who work with money. Luke's Gospel is especially tuned in to this thought - as is American culture. Consequently, some of our adult Bible classes this Sunday at 9:00 a.m. at MoSt Church, will study Jesus' stories concerning a crooked manager (Luke 16:1-15) and the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31). To say these two stories have "practical relevance to our lives today" is an enormous understatement!

Morning sermon: Sometimes it seems like just when things can't get worse in life, they do. Or perhaps it just seems like you're at a point where one big, bad thing after another has your address on it. Well, a man in the Bible named 'Paul' could have related to that quite well! God willing, I'll preach during our 10:00 a.m. assembly this Sunday about Paul's continual experience of crisis in his life and how he got through it. The sermon text will be Acts 23:11-35 and the sermon title is When the Worst Comes Your Way. We all need to hear this word, particularly with the words this section begins (vs.11).

Evening sermon: If you're familiar with MoSt, you know we put a great deal of emphasis on ministry to families and youth. Chad Nall, our youth and family minister, will preach during our 5:00 p.m. assembly. Chad volunteered to preach during this assembly in part because he knew I've been knocked down a bit with an ear infection. Thanks for playing the role of 'the cavalry' a bit for me, brother!