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Archive: The Mountains in Christian Life - Observer Message - September 2011


I rejoice greatly in the Lord that at last you have renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you have been concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength. (Php 4:10-13)

You will recognize those words as the response that Paul had when the Philippians sent him support for his work in the Lord's vineyard. Paul was simply expressing the simple, yet beautiful thankfulness for their gifts to him, for their support of his proclaiming ministry to the Gentiles. Now I suppose at this point I could speak at length about Paul's Gospel outreach to the Gentiles of the Roman Empire.

But I want to take a moment of your time to talk about how Paul, as an example to all of us, dealt with the adversities of their lives in Christ, the "mountains" that they faced. Paul faced his share of those mountains.

Archive: St. John's 2011-12 School Year Starts

School Registration: August 21st 10am-1pm, August 22nd 4pm-8pm.

School Starts: August 30th, 8:00am.

Preschool Starts: September 6th.

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Archive: Sheep Looking Toward Home - Observer Message - August 2011

We have spent the first half of the summer weekends finishing our look at Psalm 23. What a blessing we have - to be a member of Jesus' flock, to have the promise that, as David says, "I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever." Welcome home! We welcome home soldiers from the war in Afghanistan. We welcome home kids from a long day of learning at school. We welcome home a spouse from a hard day or night at work. When God welcomes us home in heaven, it will be even more special. He will welcome us home to our eternal, everlasting, never-ending home in heaven. That will be a special day for each of us indeed! To be forever with the Lord - it will be great!!!

 

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