Enjoy Christ's Presence 8.12.18

Sunday's Message
August 12, 2018


Bill W. got into drinking alcohol during World War I.  When he got out of the army he made lots of money and loved playing golf.  He looked like a tan, successful businessman.  But he became increasingly a prisoner of alcohol.  The stock market crashed and his wife had to get a job to make ends meet.  He would steal from her purse to secretly purchase more alcohol.  He served time in the hospital.  The doctors figured he would die an early death from drinking.  Then one day an old drinking buddy showed up at his door.  The man was bright eyed and fresh faced.  He said that he no longer drank.  He had “gotten religion!”  Bill ended up giving his life to God as well.  He became a new man, free from drink.  He and his wife began helping others find freedom in God.  They were God’s tools for making AA an international support group. 

Christ can deliver us from anything Satan hurls at us.  The key is to forget about self and to be immersed in enjoying Christ.  This Sunday I’m preaching on “Enjoy Christ’s Presence” from John 15:1-11.  We’ll be celebrating the Lord’s Supper as Christ commanded (Luke 22:19; 1 Corinthians 11:24-25).  Then, in the sermon, we’ll look at what Christ told his disciples on his way from that upper room to the Garden of Gethsemane.  It’s life-changing!  Please join us!

Thanks for your prayers!  God has really blessed me during my kidney stone ordeal.  I appreciate everyone’s love.  And the thing I appreciate most is your faithfulness in Sunday School, worship and Wednesday night Bible Study.  I’m looking forward to serving with you through Christ’s power for many years to come.

With love in Christ,
Dr. Jim Meek