Join us this week for our Good Friday Service on March 25 at 7:30pm, and for our Easter celebration on March 27. Easter services will be at 7am and 10am*, with pancake breakfast between services. Thanks to the Young Adults for their servant hearts in preparing breakfast for us!
* There will be a children's program for infants thru 5th grade during the 10 am service only.
We hope you are feeling a renewed sense of gratitude and worship for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ this Easter. We have been talking about that in our sermon series, "Closer To God: The Real Reason for Lent."
Drawing closer to God is not about changing how God feels. We are all sinners - but because of Jesus, we are all fully forgiven, accepted, and loved. Nothing we do will change the unconditional love God feels for us (Romans 3:23-24; 8:37-39)
But we can grow closer in how we experience Him. We can’t change the way God feels about us, but there are things we can do that impact how we feel, and how we experience Him. In the last few weeks we have talked about some of the things that impact us and pull us away from God - pride, sexual sin, fear, doubt, and greed - and how we can deal with, interrupt, and overcome those sin patterns.
God invites us to pursue Him, and He loves to give us more of Himself (Matt. 15:22-28; Matt. 7:7-11). We can ask Him to give us the desire to pursue and seek Him. We can invite God to forgive us, cleanse us, and help us to seek Him. We can return to the Lord and experience that closeness.
As you grow in dealing with sin and whatever gets in the way of your relationship with the Lord, we pray for you. As you seek His presence and draw closer to Him, we trust God will bless you with joy and celebration. May you experience His great love and grace this Easter season!