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Pastor Bill's Reflections

Bill Young

Read: Mark 4:35-41

“He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace, be still!’ And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.” —Mark 4:39

While Hurricane Katrina headed toward the coast of Mississippi, a retired pastor and his wife left their home and went to a shelter. Their daughter pleaded with them to go to Atlanta where she could take care of them, but the couple could not get money to make the trip because the banks were closed. After the storm had passed, they returned to their home to get a few belongings, and were able to salvage only a few family photos floating in the water. Then, when the man was taking his father’s photo out of its frame so it could dry, $366 fell out—precisely the amount needed for two plane tickets to Atlanta.

They learned they could trust Jesus for what they needed. For the disciples, trusting Jesus in a storm was the curriculum for the day in the dramatic narrative of Mark 4:35-41. Jesus had instructed His disciples to cross to the other side of the Sea of Galilee and then He went to sleep in the boat. When a quick and violent storm blew in, the disciples dripped as much with fear and anxiety as water from the waves. They woke Jesus, saying, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown” (v. 38 NIV)? Jesus stood up and with three words, “Peace, be still!” He muzzled the storm.

We all experience storms—persecutions, financial troubles, illnesses, disappointments, loneliness—and Jesus does not always prevent them. But He has promised never to leave us nor forsake us (Heb. 13:5). He will keep us calm in the storm.

Are you in a storm? What do you know about God’s character that could help bring calm to your heart? In the storms of life, we can see the character of our God.

May the Holy Spirit touch us during this Pentecost season,

Pastor Bill



SUNDAY SCHEDULE

  • Adult Class - 8:45 AM(resumes in fall)
  • Worship - 10 AM (Nursery available for infant and toddlers)
  • Sunday School 10 AM(resumes in fall)
    4 Years - 2nd Grade (Participate in worship through childrens talk, then dismiss to classrooms)
  • Fellowship Time after Worship
  • Youth Choir practice - 11:15 AM

JULY EVENTS

  • Sunday, July 5
    Communion
    During morning worship
    10:00 AM
  • Wednesday, July 8
    VBS planning meeting
    1:00 PM
  • Wednesday, July 22
    Ladies Luncheon
    Location TBA
    12 Noon
  • Every Thursday
    Bible-In-A-Year Class
    6:45 PM



Coming September 19

Silent Auction of Lynn Padgett's art
To benefit Barium Springs Home for Children & Pastor's Discretionary Fund
Time TBA


OUR SERMONS


July 26, 2015 - "View Value"
Today's scripture lesson comes from Ephesians 3:14-21 Dr. Young uses examples to tell us we may have individual views but we must have faith to see the view of Gods kingdom.

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484 New River Inlet Rd.
August 18
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