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Pastor Bill's Reflections…

Bill Young

Pastor Bill's Reflections…

"He appointed twelve that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach." Mark 3:14

Read Mark 3:13-19

When we come across a list of names in the Bible, we might be tempted to skip over it, but we can find treasures there, such as in the list of the twelve apostles whom Jesus called to serve in His name. Many are familiar-Simon whom Jesus called Peter, the rock. Brothers James and John, fishermen. Judas Iscariot, the betrayer. But we could easily overlook that Matthew the tax collector and Simon the Zealot must once have been enemies.

Matthew collected taxes for Rome, and therefore, in the eyes of his fellow Jews, collaborated with the enemy. Tax collectors were despised for their corrupt practices and for requiring the Jewish people to give money to an authority other than God. On the other hand, before Jesus' call, Simon the Zealot was devoted to a group of Jewish nationalists who hated Rome and sought to overturn it, often through aggressive and violent means.

Although Matthew and Simon held opposing political beliefs, the Gospels don't document them bickering or fighting about them. They must have had at least some success in leaving their previous allegiances behind as they followed Christ.

When we too fix our eyes on Jesus, the God who became Man, we can find increasing unity with our fellow believers through the bond of the Holy Spirit. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, You exist in perfect harmony. May Your Spirit dwell in us that the world might see You, and believe.

Our strongest allegiance is to Christ, who gives us unity with each other. As we soon approach our Stewardship Dedication Sunday on November 6 we all are called to pray and reflect on our commitment of Time, Talent, and Recourses to Christ's Church. We are called to respond and give not to a church budget but in response to all the gifts and grace God has freely given to us all. As we continue to discern the future of SFPC we seek your gracious and joyful support.

Hope and Peace to you all,

Pastor Bill



SUNDAY SCHEDULE

  • Adult Class - 8:30 AM
  • Worship - 10 AM (Nursery available for infant and toddlers)
  • Sunday School 10 AM
    4 Years - 2nd Grade (Participate in worship through childrens talk, then dismiss to classrooms)
  • Fellowship Time after Worship
  • Youth Choir practice - 11:15 AM
  • Recorder Choir practice - 12:20 PM

OCTOBER EVENTS

  • Presbyterian Women Circle
    Monday, November 7th
  • Quilt Sunday
    Sunday, November 13th
  • First Responders Thanksgiving Dinner
    Sunday, November 20th
    SF Presbyterian Church
    5:00 PM
  • Community Thanksgiving Service
    Sunday, November 20th
    North Topsail Shores Baptist Church
    6:00 PM
  • Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner
    Thursday, November 24th
    Sneads Ferry Community Center
    1:30 AM to 2:00 PM


OUR SERMONS


November, 20 2016 - "Preparing for Storms"
Today's scripture lessons comes from Mark 4:35-41 Pastor Bill continues preaching his way through the book "Sailboat Church" by Joan Gray.
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