“I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
An Interesting Read
The Church’s Frightful Kodak Moment by Thom Schultz
Kodak dominated the photographic scene for over 100 years. It commanded an 89 percent market share of photographic film sales in the United States. Almost everyone used the brand. And the company’s advertising language of a “Kodak moment” became part of the common lexicon. To read more use the link below.
God continues to move in mighty ways through our congregation. Along me just to show you his blessings by the numbers. In 2013: our worship attendance averaged 1287 on a weekend; at least 501 different people were involved in Bible classes; 199 children were served in our Lutheran Elementary School K-8th grade; 47 adults were confirmed in the Christian faith and 61 children were brought into Jesus’ family through baptism. Some people have said to me, “John, you are a numbers person.” My answer is, “You’re right! Every number represents a soul Jesus died for. You bet numbers matter!”
Did You Ever Wonder???
Q: When were angels created?
A: The Bible tells us that only God is eternal and uncreated (Genesis 1:1; John 1:1-2). The Bible also teaches that God created everything in six days (Genesis 1; Exodus 20:11). This includes the angels (Colossians 1:16). What the Bible does not tell us is on what day of creation week God created the angels, although some believe Job 38:6-8 points to the beginning of creation week.
While the time of the angels' creation is a mystery for us, their existence is not. How wonderful it is to know that they carry out the will of God in serving God's children on earth (Psalm 91:11; 103:20; Hebrews 1:14)!
The Next Sermon Series
Tough Questions Christians Hope No One Asks Them
May 4, 2014 Why do you think Jesus was God?
May 11, 2014 Why should I believe God sends people to hell?
ACTS: Be Part of the Movement
May 18, 2014 Confirmation Weekend
May 25, 2014 ACTS – Acts 5:12-16 Supernatural Attraction
June 1, 2014 ACTS – Acts 5:17-42 No Lock Strong Enough
June 8, 2014 ACTS – 6:1-7 Time To Grow
June 15, 2014 ACTS – 6:8-15 Stephen’s Stand
I look forward to seeing you this weekend!
Pastor John Parlow