A CHANGED HEART………..A recent cartoon I came across related the following conversation:
Billy: Do you think God would forgive me if I did something mean, rotten and really, really terrible?
Pastor: Why yes, Billy. The Bible says, Return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love!
Pastor: What did you do that was so terrible!
Billy: Nothing yet, but I’ll let you know when I finish planning it!
This little conversation gives us a chuckle and perhaps you have heard a similar one like it. It is easy to take God’s forgiveness as a free license to do whatever we would like to do.
The Apostle Paul worked hard to combat this way of thinking when he wrote, “What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means (Romans 6:1)!”
Grace is not a free license to do whatever we want……….it is, however, a gift to be cherished. When we discover God’s goodness to us through Jesus, it is so sweet and awesome, we cannot do anything but change.
TABLES OF PEACE…………Make sure to sign up on the bulletin board. We will be forming our tables soon. So far, we have 22 names signed up–a great start! Put a star by your name if you would like to host. Hosts are not responsible for providing the meal–they organize the gathering (delegating meal or dessert responsibilities–you may just want to have dessert together) and host in their home. See Kay G. if you have questions.
NEW MEMBER CLASS………We are having new member classes at Peace on June 9th, 16th and 30th at Peace at 7 pm. This is open to all as a refresher, but also for those who desire membership in the Peace family. Please see Pastor Jeremy or Sandi for more information.
FILBERT ANNIVERSARY…………This Sunday we are celebrating the Filbert wedding anniversary during our fellowship time. The Filberts are treating us in honor of their special day.