Thoughts From Most Recent Sermon Series


Last week, we finished the sermon series “Better Together”. There were a lot of good points and my favorite sermon video was one about the things you can’t do by yourself like trying to water sky, or moving furniture, or having a party alone. We learned that it’s the same with our Spiritual journey. We need family, friends, or a small group to help us grow and withstand the storms of life.  Pastor Steve used the example of how Redwood trees in California withstand storms even though they have a shallow root system. They grow for hundreds of years because they rely on each other. Their roots are intertwined and they hold each other up during the storms.


As I reflect about the earthquake in Haiti, it makes me think about all the organizations that help with the relief effort. Pastor Steve talked in one sermon about how our church sent health relief kits. Packages of needed items the people of Haiti can use. Thousands of dollars have also been given for Haiti to aid in disaster relief and the money is still coming in. It seems to me that God’s church is a great resource for quickly moving into action and making things happen when people are in need. Thank God that He blesses all His churches throughout the world and gives favor to them so they can help people in their time of need.


Did you see how happy the Saints fans were after the Super Bowl? Well every Sunday, we can be as happy as the Saints fans because going to church should be like going to a victory celebration after your team has won the Super Bowl. I remember a few years ago hearing about an autistic team manager who got a chance to play in his last high school basketball game and scored twenty points in four minutes. Here is a link to the story: J-Mack.  Can you imagine what it would be like if all of God’s people had just one tenth the amount of enthusiasm toward their church team as J-Mack had about his basketball team?

About Mark Shields

Mark works in the Information Systems Department for an Insurance Company. He volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church and runs the 10:50 worship service computer. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. You’re invited to join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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