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Pastor Bill's Reflections
“The Lord hears good people when they cry out to Him, and He saves them from their trouble.” – Psalm 34:17
May the hope and peace of Easter bless you all!
Read: Psalm 34:17-19
When a friend told Jesus of the illness of Lazarus he said, “Lord, the one you love is sick.” He doesn’t base his appeal on the imperfect love of the one in need, but on the
perfect love of the Savior. He doesn’t say, “The one who loves you is sick.” He says, “The one you love is sick.” The power of the prayer, in other words, does not depend on the one
who makes the prayer, but on the one who hears the prayer.
We can and must repeat the phrase in manifold ways. “The one you love is tired, sad, hungry, lonely, fearful, depressed.” The words of the prayer vary, but the response never
changes. The Savior hears the prayer. He silences heaven, so He won’t miss a word. He hears the prayer.
When Jesus went to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray before His arrest His final prayer was about you. His final pain was for you. His final passion was for you. When He
spoke to the Father that night you were in His prayers. And God couldn’t turn His back on you. He couldn’t because He saw you, and one look at you was all it took to convince Him. He saw you in the middle of a world that isn’t fair and He saw you cast in a river you
didn’t request. He saw you betrayed by the those you love and with a body which gets sick and a heart which grows weary.
On the eve of the cross, Jesus made His decision. He would rather go to hell for you than to go to heaven without you. As I
think of our prayer warriors at Sneads Ferry Presbyterian Church, I know that God hears our prayers. We may not get the answer we
want but we can be assured that He hears us. When we have a concern, a hurt, an illness, or a loss we pray because we know that He hears.
I personally want to thank everyone that made Lent and Easter so wonderful and also for your support of my wife, Lynne, as she works with
First United Methodist Church as their Interim Choir Director/Pianist. Also, I hope you will stay connected to the church as we move into
- 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 - 11:15 AM
- Sunday, May 3
During 10 AM worship
- Sunday, May 17
Mystery Dinner Theater
- Every Thursday
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- Tuesday, May 19
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7 - 8:30 PM
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May 17, 2015 - "Revitalizing the Lo-Cal Church"
Today's scripture lesson comes from Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 Dr. Young delivers a message about the importance of prayer in our lives.
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