Everyone hear & learn for a great future 9.2.18

Sunday's Message
September 2, 2018


Saint Augustine (354-430 AD) is sometimes called the most brilliant Christian who ever lived.  He wrote the world’s first major autobiography, Confessions.  He is hailed as a theological hero by Catholics and Protestants.  He had an intense classical education.  One day while struggling with sin in his life he heard a child sing from a neighboring courtyard, “Take up and read!  Take up and read!”  So, he took up Paul’s letter to the Romans and read, “Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy, but put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts” (Romans 13:13-14).  He knew that God was calling him into the arms of Christ.  He became born again and he eventually changed the world.  Like Daniel and Paul, one of the reasons he made such a profound impact was his excellent education.   

Sunday I’m preaching on “Everyone Hear and Learn for a Great Future” from Deuteronomy 31:7-13.  On the plains of Moab Moses told Joshua before all Israel that he should be strong in the Lord and that success comes from learning and following God’s word.  As kids are back in school they need to be encouraged to take learning seriously.  Adults also must continue to learn.  This will help them succeed in life, in their witness and their walk with God.  Please come Sunday and learn with us.  Sunday School is for all ages at 9:00, and worship at 10:30.  My sermons are designed to help us learn about Scripture, history, literature, art, science and God’s will.  It’s exciting to learn!

Usually our Men’s Breakfast is on the first Saturday of the month, but it was decided not have it on Labor Day weekend.  On September 8, is the Women’s Breakfast at 8:30, so our Men’s Breakfast will be on September 15, at 7:00.  Please come to the appropriate event!

With love in Christ,
Dr. Jim Meek