Someone has said the only real constant in life is change. It has ebb and flow to it. Good times, bad times and in between times. How does God work during seasons of change?
There's a book in the Bible to help us with that. It's called Psalms and it contains the wise and poetic wrestlings of God's people.
Psalms reveal an authentic faith that affirms the ideals of God's way while recognizing the real tensions involved in living in a fallen world where life is hard. Their faith was no make-believe.
For instance, in the Psalms we read bout godly believers...
who mock the futility of setting oneself against God (Ps 2)
who experience conflicting emotions while living for God (Ps 3)
who desire peace during distressing times (Ps 4)
who feel disappointment with God and His ways (Ps 13)
who complain strongly when bad things happen to good people (Ps 14)
who face danger yet live to tell about God's protection (Ps 23)
These are poems/songs for real life. In this series we'll consider psalms from the first section of the Psalter (1 - 41). This series runs from March 30 to June, 2014.
On Easter Sunday, April 20th, Terry Wiebe will break from our current teaching series in the Psalms to speak from 2Corinthians 1:8-11 on "Making Death Wait". We've all heard the sentiment that when your time comes (to die) there's no getting around it. Or something like that. In this week's passage, we'll see something of the apostle Paul's resistance to this idea. He can cite personal experiences of times when death was knocking on the door of his life and Someone made it wait. Wouldn't it be grand if such power was available to us?
Please feel welcome to join us on Sunday at 10:30 AM as we worship together with singing (a mix of contemporary & traditional), prayer, expository teaching from the scriptures, all followed by fellowship over “coffee & sweets”. In addition,on the last Sunday of the month, we will also meet from 9-10 AM for a service of communion, sharing and hymns. Everyone is welcome to join as we worship God together.
Also, this coming Friday, April 18th, we will be meeting at 10:30am for a special Good Friday Service with hymns, scripture and communion. Everyone is most welcome to join us as we remember the sacrifice our Lord Jesus made for us on the cross.