Dear Friends and Family of LCC,
The church yard was being mowed as I drove up this morning and the first thing I noticed was how green and fresh the yard looked. Last week it was looking dry and a little brown and today … Wow … What a difference a few days of rain makes. The grass is green. The plants in the garden are all perked up.
You can water like crazy with the hose and not get that kind of freshness. It takes water from heaven.
Do you ever get to where you feel a little dried up in your faith? You know, when your relationship with God does not feel fresh or alive? God tells us through His word that the Word of God is what we need to be live and fresh and new. Nothing else works like the Word. It’s water from heaven.
“they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.” Psalm 1:2-3
When we worship God and consume His Word it is refreshing. We will bear spiritual fruit. We will be in tune with God and no matter what is going on around us, we will prosper. We will have peace in the middle of chaos. We will experience light in the midst of darkness. We will be able to make the right decisions when we are being encouraged by others to do the wrong thing. We will feel loved in a world of hate. We will be patient under pressure. We will be kind while being rejected. We will be good when the majority are bad. We will be faithful when it feels like nothing is going our way. We will be gentle in the face of anger. We will be in control while others are falling apart. We will feel confident in who we are, our purpose in life and in our witness to others.
Doesn’t that sound great? All you need is a little water from heaven.
Last Sunday was awesome at LCC. The response to “You Can Have the Dad You’ve Always Wanted” was incredible. God’s Word is so powerful. I am loving teaching the book of Romans …
Here is what Pastor C H Spurgeon said about the passage from Romans I am teaching through this Sunday.
“My venerable friend, who, on the first Sabbath of the year, always sends me a text to preach from, has on this occasion selected one which it is very far from easy to handle. The more I have read it, the more certainly have I come to the conclusion that this is one of the things in Paul’s epistles to which Peter referred when he said, “Wherein are some things hard to be understood.” However, dear friends, we have often found that the nuts which are hardest to crack have the sweetest kernels, and when the bone seems as if it could never be broken, the richest marrow has been found within. So it may by possibility be this morning; so it will be if the Spirit of God shall be our instructor, and fulfill his gracious promise to “lead us into all truth.”
Wow … I am teaching from Romans 8:18-25 … I am calling it “When in Pain Look Toward the Gain” … It is a difficult passage … But I promise, it is awesome. It is truth … And it can be life changing …
A young man in our youth group told me this week, “I am working on bringing my family and friends to church. I want them to be able to live a better life.”
What a great son and friend. Who do you want to live a better life?
Join us Sunday and bring a friend.