Wednesday, September 19, 2018

God's Omnipotence and Omnipresence

Food for thought...

Last Sunday we had a visitor in services.  After service he came forward and introduced himself and told me he had his sister's ashes in the car.  He asked if I could bless them, and I agreed.  I prayed for him, asking for help with the grieving process, asking for God's peace and joy to return.  I also prayed for God's grace and mercy for this sister's soul.  considering she had passed away quite some time ago, I wondered if that part of the prayer was a little late.

In my time of reflection later, I got to thinking about that.  Since God is everywhere at the same time, and since He knows all things, and is even outside of time, could God have heard my prayer when his sister passed away?  Could God have been aware of my petition when his sister appeared before the judgment seat?  Could there be no such thing as a late prayer?

I would love to hear your comments on this. 

Monday, September 17, 2018

Sermons from WFB: Chosen to be Loved

This week we are starting a five-week series titled Chosen. This series looks at five different passages that highlight Jesus’ pursuit of those many would label “outcasts.” In the series, we’ll be discussing characters like Zacchaeus, the woman who anointed Jesus’ feet, a leper, and the thief on the cross. In each of these situations, Jesus often goes out of His way to reach those who are left out. To Jesus, these individuals are not outcasts, they are chosen. His love is extravagant and relentless.

After hearing the religious leaders grumble about his attitude toward sinners, Jesus tells three parables that illustrate God’s extravagant love for the lost. It doesn’t matter what we’ve done or how far we’ve wandered; God chooses us and is actively pursuing us to come back to Him.

Listen to the message here...

God's Omnipotence and Omnipresence

Food for thought... Last Sunday we had a visitor in services.  After service he came forward and introduced himself and told me he had h...