Saturday, July 12, 2014

Sunday Preview - Martha's Faith

A sacrifice is, by its definition, something that costs you. We talk about "making sacrifices" for things such as our family and careers. It is a decision we make that one thing is more important than another. Worshipers of God under the Old Testament offered sacrifices of animals, grain, and wealth. They made the decision that pleasing God and obeying His commands was more important than holding onto those things for themselves. Under the New Testament, Christians do not offer animal sacrifices, but we are still commanded to sacrifice. What should our offering be? Paul describes it in Romans 12:1 by telling us what we must offer to God and how. Join us Sunday morning as we consider what it means to be "A Living Sacrifice (Rom. 12:1)". Lazarus is remembered for being raised from the dead by Jesus Christ. His sister Mary is remembered for anointing Jesus with expensive perfume. But Lazarus' other sister Martha is usually remembered as the one busy doing housework. This should not be. While her brother Lazarus still lay dead in the tomb, in the depth of her grief Martha made a startling confession of faith in Jesus. This confession is written in John 11:27-28. It is this which she should be remembered for. Join us Sunday evening as we celebrate "Martha's Faith (John 11:27-28)." Hope to see you there!

In His service,
Rob Lester <9)))><

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