Sneads Ferry Presbyterian Church






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Pastor Bill's Reflections…

Bill Young

Pastor Bill's Reflections…

The darkness is passing and the true light is already shining.— 1 John 2:8

Read I John 2:3-11

It was a dark morning. Low, steel-colored clouds filled the sky, and the atmosphere was so dim that I needed to turn on the lights in order to read a book. I had just settled in when the room suddenly filled with light. I looked up and saw that the wind was pushing the clouds to the east, clearing the sky and revealing the sun. As I went to the window to get a better look at the drama, a thought came to mind: “The darkness is passing and the true light is already shining.” (1 John 2:8)

The apostle John wrote these words to believers as a message of encouragement. He went on to say, “Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble.” (v. 10) By contrast, he equated hating people with roaming around in darkness. Hatred is disorienting; it takes away our sense of moral direction. John chose not to share the story of the birth of Jesus in his gospel but he chose poignant words- “He (Jesus) was in the beginning with God……What has come into being in Him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not overcome it.” (John 1:2-5)

Loving people is not always easy. Yet, I was reminded as I looked out the window that frustration, forgiveness, and faithfulness are all part of maintaining a deep connection with the love and light of God. When we choose love instead of hate, we are showing our relationship with Him and reflecting His radiance to the world around us. “God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all.” (1 John 1:5)

As we begin this new year together may God help us to experience His love more fully so that we can share it with others. We want to live in the light of His grace and mercy. Remember that choosing to love people well shows the world what God is like.

Hope and Peace to you all,

Pastor Bill


  • Adult Class - 8:30 AM
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    4 Years - 2nd Grade (Participate in worship through childrens talk, then dismiss to classrooms)
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  • Ordination and Installation of Elders
    Sunday, January 8th
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    Sunday, January 15th
  • The Experience of Grief
    Thursday, January 19th
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January, 8 2017 - "Navigation"
The scripture lesson is taken from Galatians 5:22-25 and Mark 1:9-15 Pastor Bill explains how the Church must navigate todays world but God's vision has to lead the way.
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