April 3rd, 2016 John20:19-31, theme: "Unlocked Doors"
Locked doors keep us out of buildings and cars. They keep us out of places we shouldn't be in — often for our own safety. They can also keep us out of homes and cars that just happen to be our own. I won't ask for a show of hands of those who've locked themselves out of their own vehicle or even their home, but that explains why our neighbour has a spare key to our house. I knew of some seminary students years ago who had just arrived in town and locked themselves out of a town home they shared — a home in a somewhat troubled neighbourhood. Forgetting to ask, now what would Jesus do, one helped the other climb onto the roof above the entrance so he could climb through a window that had been left ajar, and all of this - just as the local police arrived and with a powerful spotlight helped illuminate the evening darkness. Sadly though, Brentwood, Missouri's finest doubted the seminarians' story which then resulted in a crash course in prison ministry even before the fall semester had begun. Fortunately their time of study was quite short as before long a roommate, who shared the apartment, arrived and was able to vouch for their integrity.
Parking is available at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home on Sunday mornings. Please park on the south end of the large east parking lot unless otherwise posted. Our thanks to Connelly McKinley for the privilege of using their parking lot.
If you’re traveling this summer be sure to take time to worship with fellow Christians where ever you might be.
We believe that there is only one true God, Who exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God the Father is the creator of everything that exists. The Son is Jesus the Savior. The Holy Spirit inspired the entire Bible. It is the errorless Word of God that brings God's message of love and hope for all people. We accept that Scripture is accurately and faithfully interpreted in the documents contained in the Book of Concord.
As I write, today is the first official day of summer. Like the rest of the year we can’t predict exactly what to expect when it comes to the weather. There will be warm days, even some that are hot, but which is which depends on one’s tolerance for heat. There will be rain. We pray it’s sufficient for crops and forests - coming at exactly the right time according to our way of thinking. There will be cloudy days and sunny days, windy days and stormy ones too. Whether it’ll be a great summer, mediocre, or poor depends on one’s perspective.Read More
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