Sneads Ferry Presbyterian Church






We are a community of faith seeking to know Christ and make Him known in all we say and do.

Pastor Bill's Reflections

Bill Young

“…bring [your children] up in the training and admonition of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4

A minister noted that while waiting for an eye examination, he was struck by a statement he saw in the optometrist’s office: “Eighty percent of everything children learn in their first 12 years is through their eyes.” When I read that I began thinking of all that children visually process through reading, television, film, events, surroundings, and observing the behavior of others, especially their families. In May we thought of mothers on Mother’s day and then fathers on Father’s day in June; we often think about the powerful influence of a mom or a dad on these days.

Paul urged fathers not to frustrate their children to the point of anger, but to “bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord” (Eph. 6:4). Think of the powerful example of a dad whose behavior and consistency inspire admiration from his children. He’s not perfect, but he’s moving in the right direction. A great power for good is at work when our actions reflect the character of God, rather than distort it.

That’s challenging for any parent, so it’s no coincidence that Paul urges us to “be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might” (v. 10). Only through His strength can we reflect the love and patience of our heavenly Father.

We teach our children far more from how we live than by what we say. This not only includes parents and grandparents but also us as a church who have promised to be an example to our church children through baptism.

You could pray: Heavenly Father, I need to know Your love in order to love others. I want to experience and share Your patience and kindness with those I care about. Fill me and use me.

We honor those who not only gave us life, but who also show us how to live.

Let us teach all of God’s children by our example.

Hope and Peace to you all!


  • Adult Class - 8:45 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 resumes September 14


  • Saturday, July 13
    Presbytery Stratejic Planning
    2:00-5:00 PM
  • Every Wednesday
    9:30 AM
  • Every Thursday
    Prayer Circle
    4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, July 23
    Ladies Luncheon
    12 Noon

Coming August 5 - 8

Vacation Bible School
The Gospel Trail
Plan ahead and save the dates!


July, 6 2014 - "The Apostle Paul Takes a Selfie"
Dr. Young's sermon from Romans 7:15-25a illustrates how Paul found that attempting to follow rules would not save him; only the sacrifice of Jesus Christ cleanses us from sin.

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